Definitions of degree:
  • noun:   a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
    Example: "A moderate degree of intelligence"
  • noun:   the seriousness of something (e.g., a burn or crime)
    Example: "Murder in the second degree"
  • noun:   the highest power of a term or variable
  • noun:   a measure for arcs and angles
    Example: "There are 360 degrees in a circle"
  • noun:   a unit of temperature on a specified scale
    Example: "The game was played in spite of the 40-degree temperature"
  • noun:   a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process
    Example: "A remarkable degree of frankness"
  • noun:   an award conferred by a college or university signifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study
    Example: "He earned his degree at Princeton summa cum laude"
  • name:  A surname (common: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #14355)

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