B2 [C usually singular, U] (an) amount or level of something: This job demands a high degree of skill. There isn't the slightest degree of doubt that he's innocent. I have to warn you that there's a degree of (= some) danger involved in this. The number of terrorist attacks has increased to a terrifying degree. There was some degree of truth in what she said. To what degree do you think we will be providing a better service? "That's really bad." "Well, it's all a matter/question of degree (= there are other things better and other things worse)."

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- Courts can show a considerable degree of latitude when it comes to applying the law.
- We can predict changes with a surprising degree of accuracy.
- I like modern art to a certain degree, but I don't like the really experimental stuff.
- It is impossible to predict the outcome of the negotiations with any degree of certitude.
- Individuals with even a small degree of emotional intelligence are a dream to work for.

A2 [C] (written abbreviation deg.) 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.

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- The average temperature worldwide has risen by about one degree Fahrenheit in the past 100 years.
- The boat settled into the mud at a 35 degree angle/an angle of 35 degrees.
- The temperature is expected to drop to ten degrees below zero tonight.
- It's two degrees outside, but with the wind-chill factor, it feels like minus five.
- The thermometer recorded a temperature of 30 degrees Celsius.

B1 [C] a course of study at a college or university, or the qualification given to a student after he or she has completed his or her studies: She has a physics degree/a degree in physics from Edinburgh.mainly US She has a bachelor's/master's degree in history from Yale.UK "What degree did you do at York?" "Geography."

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- A degree in computer science offers a fast track to the top.
- At work she kept up the fiction that she had a university degree.
- Adrian has a double honours degree in English and philosophy.
- Gone are the days when a university degree was a meal ticket for life.
- There is a predominance of people with an arts degree on the board of governors.

(Definition of degree from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

› [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.

› [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.

› [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)

in Korean | 도, 학위, 정도… |

in Arabic | دَرَجة, شَهادة جامِعِيّة… |

in Malaysian | kadar, darjah, ijazah… |

in French | degré, diplôme… |

in Russian | градус, ученая степень, диплом… |

in Chinese (Traditional) | 數量, 程度, 水準… |

in Italian | grado, laurea, livello… |

in Turkish | sıcaklığı gösteren derece, açı gösteren derece, üniversite diploması/belgesi… |

in Polish | stopień, stopień naukowy… |

in Spanish | grado, título… |

in Vietnamese | mức độ, độ C, độ… |

in Portuguese | grau, licenciatura, diploma universitário… |

in Thai | ระดับ, องศา (หน่วยวัดอุณหภูมิ) (ทางฟิสิกส์), องศา (อุณหภูมิ)… |

in German | der Grad, das Grad, die Würde… |

in Catalan | grau, títol… |

in Japanese | （角度や温度の）～度, 学位, 程度… |

in Chinese (Simplified) | 数量, 程度, 水平… |

in Indonesian | tingkat, derajat (suhu), derajat (sudut)… |

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