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    degree - Dictionary definition and meaning for word degree

    Definition
    (noun) a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
    Synonyms : grade , level
    Example Sentence
    • a moderate grade of intelligence
    • a high level of care is required
    • it is all a matter of degree
    Definition
    (noun) a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process
    Synonyms : level , point , stage
    Example Sentence
    • a remarkable degree of frankness
    • at what stage are the social sciences?
    Definition
    (noun) an award conferred by a college or university signifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study
    Synonyms : academic degree
    Example Sentence
    • he earned his degree at Princeton summa cum laude
    Definition
    (noun) a measure for arcs and angles
    Synonyms : arcdegree
    Example Sentence
    • there are 360 degrees in a circle
    Definition
    (noun) the highest power of a term or variable Definition
    (noun) a unit of temperature on a specified scale
    Example Sentence
    • the game was played in spite of the 40-degree temperature
    Definition
    (noun) the seriousness of something (e.g., a burn or crime)
    Example Sentence
    • murder in the second degree
    • a second degree burn
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