Definition of DEGREE

noun : DEGREE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 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. (

    ) 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?" ;

  • 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" ;

  • 5. (

    ) the highest power of a term or variable ;

  • 6. (

    ) a unit of temperature on a specified scale; "the game was played in spite of the 40-degree temperature" ;

  • 7. (

    ) the seriousness of something (e.g., a burn or crime); "murder in the second degree"; "a second degree burn" ;

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