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degree

noun
 
 
/dɪˈɡriː/
TEMPERATURE [C] A2 a unit for measuring temperature, shown by the symbol ° written after a numberPunctuationMathematical symbolsWeighing and measuringMiscellaneous units of measurement
ANGLE [C] a unit for measuring angles, shown by the symbol ° written after a numberGeneral words for size and amountParts of geometrical shapesWeighing and measuringMiscellaneous units of measurement
QUALIFICATION [C] B1 a qualification given for completing a university course: She has a degree in physics.University and college educationQualifications in higher educationClasses, courses and coursework
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) General words for size and amountWeighing and measuringMiscellaneous units of measurement
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