|1.||[ noun ] a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality|
: "a moderate degree of intelligence" "a high level of care is required" "it is all a matter of degree"
|Related terms:||magnitude quality intensity depth extreme high moderation low amplitude_level immoderation high low intense mild|
|2.||[ noun ] a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process|
|Synonyms:||stage point level|
"a remarkable degree of frankness" "at what stage are the social sciences?"
|Related terms:||state extent acme plane standard_of_living quickening climax ultimateness state_of_the_art ladder resultant|
|3.||[ noun ] (education) an award conferred by a college or university signifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study|
"he earned his degree at Princeton summa cum laude"
|Related terms:||award qualification doctor's_degree law_degree master's_degree honorary_degree honours bachelor's_degree associate_degree|
|4.||[ noun ] a measure for arcs and angles|
"there are 360 degrees in a circle"
|Related terms:||angular_unit sextant oxtant quadrant minute|
|5.||[ noun ] (mathematics) the highest power of a term or variable|
|Related terms:||exponent degree_of_a_polynomial first_degree degree_of_a_term|
|6.||[ noun ] (physics) a unit of temperature on a specified scale|
"the game was played in spite of the 40-degree temperature"
|Related terms:||temperature_unit degree_Centigrade degree_Fahrenheit|
|7.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 14355|
|8.||[ noun ] the seriousness of something (e.g., a burn or crime)|
"murder in the second degree" "a second degree burn"