Degree
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- A step on a set of stairs; the rung of a ladder.
- An individual step, or stage, in any process or scale of values. # A stage of rank or privilege; social standing. #* 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Luke XX:
- Master, we knowe that thou sayest, and teachest ryght, nether considerest thou eny mannes degre, but techest the waye of god truely.
- A ‘step’ in genealogical descent.
- One's relative state or experience; way, manner.
- 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.
- 1851, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick:
- The amount that an entity possesses a certain property; relative intensity, extent.
- To what degree do the two accounts of the accident concur?
- 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 a certification of academic achievement. (In the United States, can include secondary schools.)
- She has two bachelor's degrees and is studying towards a master's degree.
- A unit of measurement of angle equal to 1/360 of a circle's circumference.
- A right angle is a ninety degree angle.
- Most humans have a field of vision of almost 180 degrees.
- A unit of measurement of temperature on any of several scales, such as Celsius or Fahrenheit.
- 90 degrees Fahrenheit is equivalent to 32.2 degrees Celsius.
- Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius.
- The sum of the exponents of a term; the order of a polynomial. Template:Defdate
- Template:Graph theory The number of edges that a vertex takes part in; a valency.
- Template:Surveying The curvature of a circular arc, expressed as the angle subtended by a fixed length of arc or chord.
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- degree Celsius
- degree centigrade
- degree days
- degree Fahrenheit
- academic degree
- first degree burns
- second degree burns
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