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English definition of “degree”

degree

noun [C] (NUMBER)   /dɪˈɡri/ 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 .
(Definition of degree noun (NUMBER) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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