Home      Discussion      Topics      Dictionary      Almanac
Signup       Login




(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?"


  1. A unit of measurement of angle equal to 1/360 of a circle's circumference.
  2. A unit of measurement of temperature on any of several scales, such as Celsius or Fahrenheit.
  3. Any of various units used to express specific gravity, bitterness, darkness, etc. in manufacturing various commodities.
  4. The amount that an entity possesses a certain property; proportion or extent.
    To what degree do the two accounts of the accident concur?
  5. 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.
  6. The number of edges that a vertex takes part in; a valency.
  7. The sum of the exponents of a term; or, in the context of a polynomial, the highest degree of all its terms.
  8. The curvature of a circular arc, expressed as the angle subtended by a fixed length of arc or chord.