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English definition of “degree”

degree

noun [C] (UNIT)    /dɪˈɡriː/ (written abbreviation deg.)
A2 any of various units of measurement , especially of temperature or angles , usually shown by the symbol ° written after a number : a difference of three degrees Water boils at 212° Fahrenheit and 100 ° Celsius / Centigrade . A right angle is an angle of 90°. New York is on a latitude of 41°N and a longitude of 74°W.Mathematical symbols
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