Noun Definition

degree

1.Definition: a measure for arcs and angles

"There are 360 degrees in a circle"

Related Noun(s):arcdegree

Category: General

2.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):level, grade

Category: General

3.Definition: 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?"

Related Noun(s):level, point, stage

Category: General

4.Definition: a unit of temperature on a specified scale

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

Category: General

5.Definition: 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"

Category: General

6.Definition: the highest power of a term or variable

Category: General

7.Definition: the seriousness of something (e.g., a burn or crime)

"Murder in the second degree", "A second degree burn"

Category: General