noun
(1) A position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
"A moderate grade of intelligence"
"A high level of care is required"
"It is all a matter of degree"
(2) The seriousness of something (e.g., a burn or crime)
"Murder in the second degree"
"A second degree burn"
(3) The highest power of a term or variable
(4) An award conferred by a college or university signifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study
"He earned his degree at Princeton summa cum laude"
(5) A measure for arcs and angles
"There are 360 degrees in a circle"
(6) A unit of temperature on a specified scale
"The game was played in spite of the 40-degree temperature"
(7) A specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process
"A remarkable degree of frankness"
"At what stage are the social sciences?"
Noun
- A unit of measurement of angle equal to 1/360 of a circle's circumference.
- A unit of measurement of temperature on any of several scales, such as Celsius or Fahrenheit.
- Any of various units used to express specific gravity, bitterness, darkness, etc. in manufacturing various commodities.
- The amount that an entity possesses a certain property; proportion or extent.
- To what degree do the two accounts of the accident concur?
- An award (generally superior to a diploma but inferior to a doctorate) bestowed by a university or, in some countries, a college, as an indication of academic achievement or occasionally bestowed to honor its recipient.
- The number of edges that a vertex takes part in; a valency.
- The sum of the exponents of a term; or, in the context of a polynomial, the highest degree of all its terms.
- The curvature of a circular arc, expressed as the angle subtended by a fixed length of arc or chord.