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Meaning & Definition of Degree in English

English

Degree

/dɪgri/

noun

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"
    synonym:
  • degree
  • ,
  • 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?"
    synonym:
  • degree
  • ,
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • academic degree
  • ,
  • degree

4. A measure for arcs and angles

  • "There are 360 degrees in a circle"
    synonym:
  • degree
  • ,
  • arcdegree

5. The highest power of a term or variable

    synonym:
  • degree

6. A unit of temperature on a specified scale

  • "The game was played in spite of the 40-degree temperature"
    synonym:
  • degree

7. The seriousness of something (e.g., a burn or crime)

  • "Murder in the second degree"
  • "A second degree burn"
    synonym:
  • degree

Examples of using

Last night, the temperature went down to ten degree below zero.
And I want to study many languages because I want to understand the world. Currently, I'm working on my degree in Classical Greek.
She got her master's degree three years ago.