Degree

  • 1Degree — may refer to: Contents 1 As a unit of measurement 2 In mathematics 3 In education …

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  • 2Degree — De*gree , n. [F. degr[ e], OF. degret, fr. LL. degradare. See {Degrade}.] 1. A step, stair, or staircase. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] By ladders, or else by degree. Rom. of R. [1913 Webster] 2. One of a series of progressive steps upward or downward,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3degree — de·gree n 1: a step in a direct line of descent or in the line of ascent to a common ancestor 2 a: a measure of the seriousness of a crime see also fifth degree, first degree, f …

    Law dictionary

  • 4degree — [di grē′] n. [ME degre < OFr degré, degree, step, rank < VL * degradus < degradare: see DEGRADE] 1. any of the successive steps or stages in a process or series 2. a step in the direct line of descent [a cousin in the second degree] 3.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5degree — In Sheridan s The Rivals (1775), we find the assertion Assuredly, sir, your father is wrath to a degree, meaning ‘your father is extremely cross’. The use survived in more florid English into the 20c and was accepted by Fowler (1926) ‘however… …

    Modern English usage

  • 6degree — early 13c., from O.Fr. degré (12c.) a step (of a stair), pace, degree (of relationship), academic degree; rank, status, position, said to be from V.L. *degradus a step, from L.L. degredare, from L. de down (see DE (Cf. de )) + gradus step (see… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7degree — ► NOUN 1) the amount, level, or extent to which something happens or is present. 2) a unit of measurement of angles, equivalent to one ninetieth of a right angle. 3) a unit in a scale of temperature, intensity, hardness, etc. 4) an academic rank… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8dégréé — dégréé, ée (dé gré é, ée) part. passé. Un vaisseau dégréé …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 9degree — of freedom degree of polymerization …

    Mechanics glossary

  • 10degree — [n1] unit of measurement amount, amplitude, caliber, dimension, division, expanse, extent, gauge, gradation, grade, height, intensity, interval, length, limit, line, link, mark, notch, period, plane, point, proportion, quality, quantity, range,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 11degree — noun 1 measurement of angles VERB + DEGREE ▪ rotate, spin, turn ▪ I turned the wheel 90 degrees, PREPOSITION ▪ through … degrees ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12degree — n. academic title 1) to award a degree to; to confer a degree on 2) to do (BE), earn, receive, take a degree 3) an academic; advanced, graduate, postgraduate (esp. BE); college degree 4) an earned; honorary degree 5) a bachelor s; doctoral,… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13degree — degreed, adj. degreeless, adj. /di gree /, n. 1. any of a series of steps or stages, as in a process or course of action; a point in any scale. 2. a stage or point in or as if in progression or retrogression: We followed the degrees of her… …

    Universalium

  • 14degree — [[t]dɪgri͟ː[/t]] ♦♦ degrees 1) N COUNT: with supp, usu N of n You use degree to indicate the extent to which something happens or is the case, or the amount which something is felt. These man made barriers will ensure a very high degree of… …

    English dictionary

  • 15degree —    1. (° or deg)    the standard unit of angle measure, equal to 1/360 circle, 60 minutes, 3600 seconds, or about 0.017 453 293 radian. So far as we know, this unit was introduced by the Greek geometer Hipparchus of Nicaea (ca. 180 ca. 125 BC),… …

    Dictionary of units of measurement

  • 16degree */*/*/ — UK [dɪˈɡriː] / US [dɪˈɡrɪ] noun Word forms degree : singular degree plural degrees 1) [countable] a unit for measuring temperature. Measurements are often expressed as a number followed by the symbol ° It will probably be a few degrees colder by… …

    English dictionary

  • 17degree — de|gree W1S3 [dıˈgri:] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: degré, from Latin gradus step, grade ] 1.) written abbreviation deg. a unit for measuring temperature. It can be shown as a symbol after a number. For example, 70º means 70 degrees… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18degree — /dI gri:/ noun 1 ANGLES/TEMPERATURE (C) a unit of measurement, especially for temperature or angles 2 AMOUNT (C, U) the amount of a quality that exists or how much something happens (+ of): People will choose the party that offers some degree of… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19degree — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Step in a series Nouns degree, grade, extent, measure, amount, ratio, standard, height, pitch; reach, amplitude, range, scope, caliber; gradation, graduation, shade; echelon; station, estate, status,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20degree — de|gree [ dı gri ] noun *** 1. ) count or uncount an amount of something such as a feeling or a quality: The job requires a high degree of skill. The schools have had varying degrees of success in improving their test scores. some degree of… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English