degree Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “degree” in the English Dictionary

"degree" in British English

See all translations

degreenoun

uk   /dɪˈɡriː/ us   /dɪˈɡriː/
  • degree noun (AMOUNT)

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)."

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

  • degree noun (UNIT)

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.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

  • degree noun (SUBJECT OF STUDY)

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."

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

-degreesuffix

uk   / -dɪ.ɡriː/ us   / -dɪ.ɡriː/
(Definition of degree from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"degree" in American English

See all translations

degreenoun

us   /dɪˈɡri/
  • 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)
What is the pronunciation of degree?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day

ray

a narrow beam of light, heat, etc. travelling in a straight line from its place of origin

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More