Meaning of “degree” - Learner’s Dictionary

degree

noun us uk /dɪˈɡriː/
Temperatures rose as high as 40 degrees.It was five degrees below freezing.The thermometer read 20 degrees this morning.The temperature will be between 20 and 25 degrees today.They predicted that the temperature would reach 80 degrees today.
TEMPERATURE [ C ]

A2 a unit for measuring temperature, shown by the symbol ° written after a number

ANGLE [ C ]

a unit for measuring angles, shown by the symbol ° written after a number

QUALIFICATION [ C ]

B1 a qualification given for completing a university course:

She has a degree in physics.
AMOUNT [ C, U ]

B2 an amount or level of something:

They had a certain degree of success.
I agree with you to a degree (= in some ways but not completely).
→ See also Master's (degree)

(Definition of “degree” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)