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  • 101Degree (temperature) — For other uses, see Degree (disambiguation). The term degree is used in several scales of temperature. The symbol ° is usually used, followed by the initial letter of the unit, for example “°C” for degree(s) Celsius. A degree can be defined as a… …

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  • 102Degree of an algebraic variety — The degree of an algebraic variety in mathematics is defined, for a projective variety V, by an elementary use of intersection theory. For V embedded in a projective space Pn and defined over some algebraically closed field K, the degree d of V… …

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  • 103Degree diameter problem — In graph theory, the degree diameter problem is the problem of finding the largest possible graph G (in terms of the size of its vertex set V) of diameter k such that the largest degree of any of the vertices in G is at most d. The size of G is… …

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  • 104Degree Day —   A unit for measuring the extent that the outdoor daily average temperature (the mean of the maximum and minimum daily dry bulb temperatures) falls below (in the case of heating, see Heating Degree Day), or falls above (in the case of cooling,… …

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  • 105Degree completion program — A degree completion program is an educational program providing a way for learners to get college credit for learning that they acquired through life and work experience. Degree completion programs, unlike diploma mills, work within the… …

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  • 106Degree matrix — In the mathematical field of graph theory the degree matrix is a diagonal matrix which contains information about the degree of each vertex. It is used together with the adjacency matrix to construct the Laplacian matrix of a graph. Definition… …

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  • 107Degree of coherence — In optics, correlation functions are used to characterize the statistical and coherence properties of an electromagnetic field. The degree of coherence is the normalized correlation of electric fields. In its simplest form, termed g(1), it is… …

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  • 108Degree of ionization — A plasma lamp, illustrating a low degree of ionization (i.e. a partially ionized gas) The degree of ionization refers to the proportion of neutral particles, such as those in a gas or aqueous solution, that are ionized into charged particles. A… …

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  • 109Degree of polymerization — The degree of polymerization, or DP, is usually defined as the number of monomeric units in a macromolecule or polymer or oligomer molecule.[1][2][3] For a homopolymer, there is only one type of monomeric unit and the number average degree of… …

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  • 110Degree of anonymity — In anonymity networks (e.g. Tor, Crowds, Mixmaster, Tarzan, etc.) it is important to be able to measure quantitatively the guarantee that is given to the system. The degree of anonymity d is a device that was proposed at the 2002 Privacy… …

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  • 111degree-day —  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun : a unit that represents one degree of declination from a given point (as 65°) in the mean outdoor temperature of one day and is often used in measuring fuel requirements of buildings * * * /di gree day /, n. Engin. one degree …

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  • 112degree-day — /di gree day /, n. Engin. one degree of departure, on a single day, of the daily mean temperature from a given standard temperature. Abbr.: dd Also, degree day. Cf. cooling degree day, growing degree day, heating degree day. [1925 1930] * * * …

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  • 113degree Plato — (°P)    a unit measuring sugar content, especially of the wort, the unfermented liquour from which beer is made. Named for a German chemist, one degree Plato represents a sugar content equivalent to 1% sucrose by weight. Not all the sugar in a… …

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  • 114Degree of start-stop distortion — In telecommunication, the term degree of start stop distortion has the following meanings: In asynchronous data transmission, the ratio of (a) the absolute value of the maximum measured difference between the actual and theoretical intervals… …

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  • 115Degree of curvature — This article is about the measure of curvature. For other uses, see degree (angle). Degree of curve or degree of curvature is a measure of curvature of a circular arc used in civil engineering for its easy use in layout surveying. A n degree… …

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  • 116degree, academic — Title conferred by a college or university to indicate completion of a course of study or extent of academic achievement. In medieval Europe there were only two degrees: master (a scholar of arts and grammar) and doctor (a scholar of philosophy,… …

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  • 117degree day — Term created to assess and acknowledge expected demand for energy. A degree day value is the difference between a day s average temperature and a previously set temperature ( in the U.S., 65 degrees Fahrenheit). Degree days above 65 degrees are… …

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  • 118degree, extent — These words have a shared meaning: a point in any scale, the space to which something extends. To a degree means up to a point or to an extent. Extent also emphasizes the idea of limitation: I agree with you to an extent. Both extent and degree… …

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  • 119degree day — (deg da)    a unit used in meteorology and engineering to measure the demand for heating or cooling. In the United States, it s agreed that 65 °F (18.3 °C) is the critical outside temperature; below this tempeature heating is needed and above it… …

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  • 120degree Celsius — noun a degree on the centigrade scale of temperature • Syn: ↑degree centigrade, ↑C • Hypernyms: ↑degree • Hyponyms: ↑standard temperature * * * degree Celsius A derived SI unit, the unit of Celsius temperature (s …

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