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From Old French degre (French: degré)




Degree ({{{1}}})

  1. (obsolete except Template:Context 5) A step on a set of stairs; the rung of a ladder. Template:Defdate
  2. An individual step, or stage, in any process or scale of values. Template:Defdate
  3. A stage of rank or privilege; social standing. Template:Defdate
    Enviously, I watched him dancing with ladies of high degree.
  4. Template:Genealogy A ‘step’ in genealogical descent. Template:Defdate
  5. (now rare) One's relative state or experience; way, manner. Template:Defdate
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick:
      If they but knew it, almost all men in their degree, some time or other, cherish very nearly the same feelings towards the ocean with me.
  6. The amount that an entity possesses a certain property; relative intensity, extent. Template:Defdate
    To what degree do the two accounts of the accident concur?
  7. A stage of proficiency or qualification in a course of study, now especially an award bestowed by a university or, in some countries, a college, as an indication of academic achievement. Template:Defdate
  8. Template:Geometry A unit of measurement of angle equal to 1/360 of a circle's circumference. Template:Defdate
  9. Template:Physics A unit of measurement of temperature on any of several scales, such as Celsius or Fahrenheit. Template:Defdate
  10. (mathematics) The sum of the exponents of a term; the order of a polynomial. Template:Defdate
  11. Template:Graph theory The number of edges that a vertex takes part in; a valency.
  12. Template:Surveying The curvature of a circular arc, expressed as the angle subtended by a fixed length of arc or chord.

Derived terms[]

  • degree Celsius
  • degree centigrade
  • degree days
  • degree Fahrenheit
  • academic degree

Related terms[]

  • scale


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