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degree

noun  /dɪˈɡri/ us  

degree noun (AMOUNT)

[C/U] an amount or level of something: [C] This job demands a high degree of skill. [C] The house had also been damaged, but to a lesser degree.

degree noun (TEMPERATURE UNIT)

[C] (symbol °) a unit of measurement of temperature, often shown by the symbol ° written after a number: The temperature is expected to climb to 90° tomorrow.

degree noun (ANGLE MEASUREMENT)

geometry [C] (symbol °) a unit of measurement of angles, often shown by the symbol ° written after a number

degree noun (NUMBER)

[C] algebra an exponent (= number that shows how many times another number is to be multiplied by itself) degree of a monomial A degree of a monomial is the total of the exponents in a mathematical statement. degree of a polynomial A degree of a polynomial is the largest of the exponents in a mathematical statement.

degree noun (ACHIEVEMENT)

[C] the level of achievement recognized for a student who has completed a course of study at a college or university: She earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Yale.
(Definition of degree from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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