1. [ noun ] a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
Synonyms: level grade

: "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
Synonyms: academic_degree

"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
Synonyms: arcdegree

"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"

Related terms: magnitude
Similar spelling:   decree