What is the meaning of degree?


  • A position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality.
    • usage: "a moderate grade of intelligence"; "a high level of care is required"; "it is all a matter of degree"
  • A specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process.
    • usage: "a remarkable degree of frankness"; "at what stage are the social sciences"
  • An award conferred by a college or university signifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study.
    • usage: "he earned his degree at Princeton summa cum laude"
  • A measure for arcs and angles.
    • usage: "there are 360 degrees in a circle"
  • The highest power of a term or variable.
  • A unit of temperature on a specified scale.
    • usage: "the game was played in spite of the 40-degree temperature"
  • The seriousness of something (e. G., a burn or crime. )
    • usage: "murder in the second degree"; "a second degree burn"
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