Definitions for degree
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degree, grade, levelnoun
a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
"a moderate grade of intelligence"; "a high level of care is required"; "it is all a matter of degree"
degree, level, stage, pointnoun
a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process
"a remarkable degree of frankness"; "at what stage are the social sciences?"
academic degree, degreenoun
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"
a measure for arcs and angles
"there are 360 degrees in a circle"
the highest power of a term or variable
a unit of temperature on a specified scale
"the game was played in spite of the 40-degree temperature"
the seriousness of something (e.g., a burn or crime)
"murder in the second degree"; "a second degree burn"
Grade or rank to which scholars are admitted by a college or university, in recognition of their attainments; also, (informal) the diploma provided by an educational institution attesting to the achievement of that rank; as, the degree of bachelor of arts, master, doctor, etc.; to hang one's degrees on the office wall.
A step on a set of stairs; the rung of a ladder.
An individual step, or stage, in any process or scale of values.
A stage of rank or privilege; social standing.
A 'step' in genealogical descent.
One's relative state or experience; way, manner.
The amount that an entity possesses a certain property; relative intensity, extent.
To what degree do the two accounts of the accident concur?
A stage of proficiency or qualification in a course of study, now especially an award bestowed by a university or, in some countries, a college, as a certification of academic achievement. (In the United States, can include secondary schools.)
She has two bachelor's degrees and is studying towards a master's degree.
A unit of measurement of angle equal to 1/360 of a circle's circumference.
A unit of measurement of temperature on any of several scales, such as Celsius or Fahrenheit.
The sum of the exponents of a term; the order of a polynomial.
The number of edges that a vertex takes part in; a valency.
The curvature of a circular arc, expressed as the angle subtended by a fixed length of arc or chord.
Etymology: From degre (French: degré)
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: degré, French, from gradus, Latin.
Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity. Ps. lxii. 9.
It was my fortune, common to that age,
To love a lady fair, of great degree,
The which was born of noble parentage,
And set in highest seat of dignity. Fairy Queen, b. ii. cant. 4.
I embrace willingly the ancient received course and conveniency of that discipline, which teacheth inferior degrees and orders in the church of God. Richard Hooker, Dedication.
Well then, Coleville is your name; a knight is your degree, and your place the dale. William Shakespeare, Henry IV. p. ii.
Degree being vizarded,
Th’ unworthiest shews as fairly in the mask. William Shakespeare.
This noble youth to madness lov’d a dame
Of high degree, Honoria was her name. Dryden.
Farmers in degree,
He a good husband, a good housewife she. Dryden.
But is no rank, no station, no degree,
From this contagious taint of sorrow free? Matthew Prior.
The book of wisdom noteth degrees of idolatry, making that of worshipping petty and vile idols more gross than simply the worshipping of the creature. Francis Bacon, Holy War.
Her first degree was by setting forth her beauties, truly in nature not to be misliked, but as much advanced to the eye as abased to the judgment by art. Philip Sidney, b. ii.
Which sight the knowledge of myself might bring,
Which to true wisdom is the first degree. Davies.
King Latinus, in the third degree,
Had Saturn author of his family. John Dryden, Æn. b. vii. l. 72.
The several degrees of angels may probably have larger views, and be endowed with capacities able to set before them, as in one picture, all their past knowledge at once. John Locke.
If you come to separate them, and that all the parts are equally heard as loud as one another, they will stun you to that degree, that you would fancy your ears were torn in pieces. John Dryden, Dufresnoy.
Admits of no degrees; but must be still
Sublimely good, or despicably ill. Wentworth Dillon.
In minds and manners, twins oppos’d we see;
In the same sign, almost the same degree. John Dryden, Pers. Sat.
To you who live in chill degree,
As map informs, of fifty-three. John Dryden, Epistles.
The second, third, and fourth degrees of heat are more easily introduced than the first: every one is both a preparative and a step to the next. Robert South, Sermons.
Degree has multiple meanings depending on the context: 1. In education, a degree is a qualification awarded to students upon completion of a course of study in higher education. 2. In terms of measurement, a degree is a unit used to express the amount of an angle or temperature. 3. In mathematics, a degree can refer to the highest power in a polynomial. 4. In social terms, degree can refer to the level or extent of something. 5. In graph theory, degree of a vertex is the number of edges incident to the vertex. 6. In music, a degree refers to a specific position in the diatonic scale. 7. In geography, degree refers to a division of the world into 360 parts, as in degrees of longitude or latitude. 8. In law, degrees are levels of crime severity, such as first degree murder. 9. In Freemasonry and similar organizations, degree refers to a level or stage of membership. 10. In ceremonies, a degree may refer to a stage or level in progress or development. So, in a general sense, degree refers to a level, stage, or position on a scale in comparison to others.
a step, stair, or staircase
one of a series of progressive steps upward or downward, in quality, rank, acquirement, and the like; a stage in progression; grade; gradation; as, degrees of vice and virtue; to advance by slow degrees; degree of comparison
the point or step of progression to which a person has arrived; rank or station in life; position
measure of advancement; quality; extent; as, tastes differ in kind as well as in degree
grade or rank to which scholars are admitted by a college or university, in recognition of their attainments; as, the degree of bachelor of arts, master, doctor, etc
a certain distance or remove in the line of descent, determining the proximity of blood; one remove in the chain of relationship; as, a relation in the third or fourth degree
three figures taken together in numeration; thus, 140 is one degree, 222,140 two degrees
state as indicated by sum of exponents; more particularly, the degree of a term is indicated by the sum of the exponents of its literal factors; thus, a2b3c is a term of the sixth degree. The degree of a power, or radical, is denoted by its index, that of an equation by the greatest sum of the exponents of the unknown quantities in any term; thus, ax4 + bx2 = c, and mx2y2 + nyx = p, are both equations of the fourth degree
a 360th part of the circumference of a circle, which part is taken as the principal unit of measure for arcs and angles. The degree is divided into 60 minutes and the minute into 60 seconds
a division, space, or interval, marked on a mathematical or other instrument, as on a thermometer
a line or space of the staff
Etymology: [F. degr, OF. degret, fr. LL. degradare. See Degrade.]
A degree, usually denoted by °, is a measurement of plane angle, representing ¹⁄360 of a full rotation; one degree is equivalent to π/180 radians. It is not an SI unit, as the SI unit for angles is radian, but it is mentioned in the SI brochure as an accepted unit.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
de-grē′, n. a grade or step: one of a series of advances: relative position: rank: extent: a mark of distinction conferred by universities, whether earned by examination or granted as a mark of honour: the 360th part of a circle: 60 geographical miles: nearness of relationship: comparative amount of guilt: one of the three stages (positive, comparative, superlative) in the comparison of an adjective or an adverb.—By degrees, by little and little, gradually; Forbidden degrees, the degrees of consanguinity and affinity within which it is not permitted to marry; Songs of degrees, or Songs of ascents, Psalms cxx.-cxxxiv., either because sung by the Jews returning from captivity, or by the Jews coming up annually to attend the feasts at Jerusalem; To a degree, to a great degree, to an extreme. [Fr. degré—L. de, gradus, a step.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A degree of longitude is the 1-360th part of the great equatorial circle, or any circle parallel to it. A degree of latitude is the 90th part of the quadrant, or quarter of a great meridional circle. Each degree is divided into 60 minutes, and each minute into 60 seconds, according to the sexagesimal division of the circle. Also, rank or condition.
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Degree is ranked #22559 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Degree surname appeared 1,139 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Degree.
52.7% or 601 total occurrences were Black.
41.5% or 473 total occurrences were White.
2.6% or 30 total occurrences were of two or more races.
2.1% or 25 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'degree' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #992
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'degree' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1582
Rank popularity for the word 'degree' in Nouns Frequency: #327
The numerical value of degree in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of degree in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
The current recommendations are that all first-degree relatives get tested, and the reason for that is that all first-degree relatives do have slightly higher risk than the general population, we recommend screening because celiac disease is one of the most variable or diversely presenting diseases you will ever come across.
One forgives to the degree that one loves.
The reports underscore just how much difference even half a degree of additional heat makes for people's lives, for working conditions and for the movement of people, how can we possibly subscribe to more than double current warming given what less than 1 degree Celsius has entailed?
The integrity of states is ruled by the socioeconomic well-being theory. The degree of the stability of any social system is proportional to the degree of its economic growth and vice versa. Stated differently, the risk to national integrity increases proportionally to the country's economic decline.
Other elements will be negotiated, what degree they will give them identity, to what degree will they allow them to use their own language, their own schools, their own security arrangements, their own implementation of regional projects, all of these will be negotiated.
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Translations for degree
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- شهادة, درجة, الدرجة العلميةArabic
- степен, градус, научна степенBulgarian
- grau, diploma, títolCatalan, Valencian
- grad, valensDanish
- [[akademischer]] [[Diplom]], Umfang, Neugrad, Altgrad, Diplom, Grad, Ausmaß, WinkelgradGerman
- βαθμός, πτυχίο, μοίρα, δίπλωμα, βαθμοίGreek
- grado, diplomoEsperanto
- grado, título, diplomaSpanish
- kraad, asteEstonian
- oppiarvo, aste, kertaluku, tutkintoFinnish
- degré, ordre, diplômeFrench
- מעלה, תואר, מידהHebrew
- աստիճան, կոչումArmenian
- grado, laureaItalian
- 程度, 次, 次数, 度, 範囲, 学位, 号, 段階, 度合いJapanese
- 도, 등급, 차수, 학위, 차, 정도Korean
- gradus numerantur, gradusLatin
- laipsnis, mastasLithuanian
- grāds, pakāpeLatvian
- диплома, степенMacedonian
- graad, mateDutch
- grad, omfangNorwegian
- stopień naukowy, stopieńPolish
- grau, diplomaPortuguese
- grad, grade, proporții, grad academic, diplomă academică, proporțieRomanian
- степень, учёная степень, градус, дипломRussian
- stepen, stupanj, степен, ступањ, диплома, diplomaSerbo-Croatian
- titul, stupeň, mieraSlovak
- digriSouthern Sotho
- grad, examenSwedish
- độ, 度Vietnamese
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