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From Old French degre (French: degré)

Noun

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degree

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  1. (geometry) A unit of measurement of angle equal to 1/360 of a circle's circumference.
  2. (physics) A unit of measurement of temperature on any of several scales, such as Celsius or Fahrenheit.
  3. Any of various units used to express specific gravity, bitterness, darkness, etc. in manufacturing various commodities.
  4. The amount that an entity possesses a certain property; proportion or extent.
    To what degree do the two accounts of the accident concur?
  5. An award (generally superior to a diploma but inferior to a doctorate) bestowed by a university or, in some countries, a college, as an indication of academic achievement or occasionally bestowed to honor its recipient.
  6. (graph theory) The number of edges that a vertex takes part in; a valency.
  7. (mathematics) The sum of the exponents of a term; or, in the context of a polynomial, the highest degree of all its terms.

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