degree noun (AMOUNT)
There was some degree of truth in what she said.
- 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.
degree noun (UNIT)
a difference of three degrees
- 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.
degree noun (SUBJECT OF STUDY)
mainly US She has a bachelor's/master's degree in history from Yale.
UK "What degree did you do at York?" "Geography."
- 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.