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Dictionary Definition

degree

Noun

1 a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality; "a moderate degree of intelligence"; "a high level of care is required"; "it is all a matter of degree" [syn: grade, level]
2 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?" [syn: level, stage, point]
3 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" [syn: academic degree]
4 a unit of temperature on a specified scale; "the game was played in spite of the 40-degree temperature"
5 a measure for arcs and angles; "there are 360 degrees in a circle" [syn: arcdegree]
6 the highest power of a term or variable
7 the seriousness of something (e.g., a burn or crime); "murder in the second degree"; "a second degree burn"

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Etymology

From degre (French: degré)

Noun

  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.

Translations

in geometry: unit of angle
  • Bosnian: stepen
  • Catalan: grau
  • Croatian: stupanj
  • Czech: stupeň
  • Dutch: graad
  • Finnish: aste
  • French: degré
  • German: Grad , Winkelgrad , Altgrad , Neugrad
  • Greek: μοίρα
  • Hebrew: מעלה (ma'ala)
  • Italian: grado
  • Japanese: (do)
  • Lithuanian: laipsnis
  • Polish: stopień
  • Portuguese: grau
  • Serbian:
    Cyrillic: степен
    Roman: stepen
  • Slovak: stupeň
  • Slovene: stopinja
  • Spanish: grado
  • Swedish: grad
unit of temperature
  • Bosnian: stepen
  • Catalan: grau
  • Croatian: stupanj
  • Czech: stupeň
  • Dutch: graad
  • Finnish: aste
  • French: degré
  • German: Grad
  • Greek: βαθμός
  • Hebrew: מעלה (ma'ala)
  • Italian: grado
  • Japanese: (do)
  • Kurdish:
  • Lithuanian: laipsnis
  • Polish: stopień
  • Portuguese: grau
  • Serbian:
    Cyrillic: степен
    Roman: stepen
  • Slovak: stupeň
  • Slovene: stopinja
  • Spanish: grado
  • Swedish: grad
amount, proportion, extent
  • Bosnian: stepen
  • Catalan: grau
  • Croatian: stupanj
  • Czech: stupeň
  • Dutch: graad, mate
  • Finnish: aste
  • French: degré
  • German: Ausmaß, Grad, Umfang
  • Greek: βαθμός
  • Hebrew: מידה (mida)
  • Japanese: 度合 (doai)
  • Polish: stopień
  • Portuguese: grau
  • Serbian:
    Cyrillic: степен
    Roman: stepen
  • Slovak: stupeň , miera
  • Swedish: grad
academic award
in graph theory: the number of edges that a vertex takes part in
  • Croatian: stupanj
  • Finnish: aste
  • French: degré
  • Japanese: 次数 (jisū)

Extensive Definition

Degree, in the sense of measurement, is used to indicate:
Degree may also refer to:
In science:
Degree may also refer to:
degree in Bosnian: Stepen (čvor)
degree in Bulgarian: Градус
degree in Catalan: Grau
degree in Czech: Stupeň
degree in Danish: Grad
degree in German: Grad
degree in Spanish: Grado
degree in Esperanto: Grado (apartigilo)
degree in Basque: Gradu
degree in French: Degré
degree in Galician: Grao
degree in Croatian: Stupanj
degree in Ido: Grado
degree in Indonesian: Derajat
degree in Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Grado
degree in Icelandic: Gráða
degree in Italian: Grado
degree in Hebrew: מעלה
degree in Hungarian: Fok#Szög
degree in Dutch: Graad
degree in Japanese: 度
degree in Norwegian: Grad
degree in Polish: Stopień
degree in Portuguese: Grau
degree in Romanian: Grad (dezambiguizare)
degree in Russian: Градус
degree in Albanian: Shkalla
degree in Simple English: Degree
degree in Slovak: Stupeň
degree in Slovenian: Stopinja
degree in Swedish: Grad
degree in Vietnamese: Độ (định hướng)
degree in Ukrainian: Градус (значення)
degree in Chinese: 度

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

AA, AB, AM, Associate of Arts, BS, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Divinity, Bachelor of Science, DD, DDS, Doctor of Divinity, Doctor of Laws, Doctor of Letters, Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Music, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Science, Doctor of Theology, JD, LLD, LittD, MA, MBA, MD, MFA, MLS, MS, Master of Arts, Master of Divinity, Master of Science, PhD, SB, SM, STD, ScD, ThD, baccalaureate, baccalaureus, bachelor, bar, bar line, barometer, bit by bit, brace, by degrees, canon, cardinal points, caste, check, class, compass card, compass rose, condition, consecutive intervals, considerably, continuity, criterion, decidedly, degrees, diapason, diatessaron, diatonic interval, diatonic semitone, dimension, doctor, doctorate, east, eastward, enharmonic diesis, enharmonic interval, estate, exceedingly, extent, fifth, fourth, gauge, gradation, grade, gradually, graduated scale, half points, half step, halftone, hierarchy, highly, inch by inch, inchmeal, interval, ledger line, lengths, less semitone, level, limit, line, little by little, lubber line, magnitude, master, measure, melodic interval, model, norm, north, northeast, northward, northwest, notch, note, occident, octave, order, orient, parallel octaves, parameter, pattern, place, point, position, proportion, quantity, quarter points, quite, rank, rate, rather, ratio, reading, readout, rhumb, rule, rung, scale, second, semitone, sequence, serial order, seventh, situation, sixth, size, slowly, somewhat, south, southeast, southward, southwest, space, staff, stage, standard, standing, station, status, stave, step, step by step, subordination, substantially, sunrise, sunset, test, third, to a degree, tone, touchstone, type, unison interval, value, west, westward, whole step, yardstick
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