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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)







"degree" in British English

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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)."

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  • 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.

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  • 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."

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-degreesuffix

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