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de·gree

 (dĭ-grē′)
n.
1. One of a series of steps in a process, course, or progression; a stage: proceeded to the next degree of difficulty.
2. A step in a direct hereditary line of descent or ascent: First cousins are two degrees from their common ancestor.
3. Relative social or official rank, dignity, or position.
4. Relative intensity or amount, as of a quality or attribute: a high degree of accuracy.
5. The extent or measure of a state of being, an action, or a relation: modernized their facilities to a large degree.
6. A unit division of a temperature scale.
7. Mathematics A planar unit of angular measure equal in magnitude to 1/360 of a complete revolution.
8. A unit of latitude or longitude, equal to 1/360 of a great circle.
9. Mathematics
a. The greatest sum of the exponents of the variables in a term of a polynomial or polynomial equation.
b. The exponent of the derivative of highest order in a differential equation in standard form.
10.
a. An academic title given by a college or university to a student who has completed a course of study: received the Bachelor of Arts degree at commencement.
b. A similar title conferred as an honorary distinction.
11. Law A division or classification of a specific crime according to its seriousness: murder in the second degree.
12. A classification of the severity of an injury, especially a burn: a third-degree burn.
13. Grammar One of the forms used in the comparison of adjectives and adverbs. For example, tall is the positive degree, taller the comparative degree, and tallest the superlative degree of the adjective tall.
14. Music
a. One of the seven notes of a diatonic scale.
b. A space or line of the staff.
Idioms:
by degrees
Little by little; gradually.
to a degree
To a small extent; in a limited way: doesn't like spicy food, but can eat a little pepper to a degree.

[Middle English degre, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *dēgradus : Latin dē-, de- + Latin gradus, step; see ghredh- in Indo-European roots.]

degree

(dɪˈɡriː)
n
1. (Units) a stage in a scale of relative amount or intensity: a high degree of competence.
2. (Education) an academic award conferred by a university or college on successful completion of a course or as an honorary distinction (honorary degree)
3. (Medicine) any of three categories of seriousness of a burn. See burn123
4. (Law) (in the US) any of the categories into which a crime is divided according to its seriousness: first-degree murder.
5. (Sociology) genealogy a step in a line of descent, used as a measure of the closeness of a blood relationship
6. (Grammar) grammar any of the forms of an adjective used to indicate relative amount or intensity: in English they are positive, comparative, and superlative
7. (Music, other) music any note of a diatonic scale relative to the other notes in that scale: D is the second degree of the scale of C major.
8. (Units) a unit of temperature on a specified scale: the normal body temperature of man is 36.8 degrees Celsius. Symbol: ° See also Celsius scale, Fahrenheit scale
9. (Units) a measure of angle equal to one three-hundred-and-sixtieth of the angle traced by one complete revolution of a line about one of its ends. Symbol: ° See also minute1, second21a Compare radian
10. (Units)
a. a unit of latitude or longitude, divided into 60 minutes, used to define points on the earth's surface or on the celestial sphere
b. a point or line defined by units of latitude and/or longitude
11. (Units) a unit on any of several scales of measurement, as for alcohol content or specific gravity. Symbol: °
12. (Mathematics) maths
a. the highest power or the sum of the powers of any term in a polynomial or by itself: x4 + x + 3 and xyz2 are of the fourth degree.
b. the greatest power of the highest order derivative in a differential equation
13. obsolete a step; rung
14. (Sociology) archaic a stage in social status or rank
15. by degrees little by little; gradually
16. to a degree somewhat; rather
17. (Units) degrees of frost See frost3
[C13: from Old French degre, from Latin de- + gradus step, grade]
deˈgreeless adj

de•gree

(dɪˈgri)

n.
1. any of a series of steps or stages, as in a process or course of action; a point in any scale.
2. a stage or point in or as if in progression or retrogression: We followed the degrees of her recovery with joy.
3. a stage in a scale of intensity or amount: a high degree of mastery.
4. extent, measure, scope, or the like.
5. a stage in a scale of rank or station, as in society, business, etc.: a lord of high degree.
6. an academic title conferred by universities and colleges upon the completion of studies, or as an honorary recognition of achievement.
7. a unit of measure, esp. of temperature, marked on the scale of a measuring instrument.
8. the 360th part of a complete angle or turn, often represented by the sign °, as in 45°.
9. the distinctive classification of a crime according to its gravity.
10. one of the parallel formations of adjectives and adverbs used to express differences in quality, quantity, or intensity, consisting in English of the comparative, positive, and superlative.
11.
a. the sum of the exponents of the variables in an algebraic term: x3and 2x2 y are terms of degree three.
b. the term of highest degree of a given equation or polynomial: The expression 3x2y + y2 + 1 is of degree three.
c. the exponent of the derivative of highest order appearing in a given differential equation.
12. a tone, step, or note of a musical scale.
13. a certain distance or remove in the line of descent, determining the proximity of relationship: a cousin of the second degree.
14. Obs. a step, as of a stair.
Idioms:
1. by degrees, by easy stages; gradually.
2. to a degree,
a. somewhat.
b. exceedingly.
[1200–50; Middle English degre < Anglo-French, Old French < Vulgar Latin *dēgradus; see de-, grade]
de•greed′, adj.

de·gree

(dĭ-grē′)
1. A unit division of a temperature scale. See Note at Celsius.
2.
a. A unit for measuring an angle or an arc of a circle. One degree is 1/360 of the circumference of a circle.
b. This unit used to measure latitude or longitude on the Earth's surface.
3. In a polynomial, the degree of the term that has the highest degree. For example, x3 + 2xy + x is of the third degree.

Degree

 a rank or class of persons in society.

degree

(°)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.degree - a position on a scale of intensity or amount or qualitydegree - 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"
caliber, calibre, quality - a degree or grade of excellence or worth; "the quality of students has risen"; "an executive of low caliber"
property - a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class; "a study of the physical properties of atomic particles"
intensiveness, intensity - high level or degree; the property of being intense
grind - the grade of particle fineness to which a substance is ground; "a coarse grind of coffee"
depth - degree of psychological or intellectual profundity
highness - a high degree (of amount or force etc.); "responsible for the highness of the rates"
high - a lofty level or position or degree; "summer temperatures reached an all-time high"
low - a low level or position or degree; "the stock market fell to a new low"
lowness - a low or small degree of any quality (amount or force or temperature etc.); "he took advantage of the lowness of interest rates"
extreme - the furthest or highest degree of something; "he carried it to extremes"
amplitude level - the level on a scale of amplitude
moderation, moderateness - quality of being moderate and avoiding extremes
immoderateness, immoderation - the quality of being excessive and lacking in moderation
SPF, sun protection factor - the degree to which a sunscreen protects the skin from the direct rays of the sun
2.degree - 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?"
state - the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
ladder - ascending stages by which somebody or something can progress; "he climbed the career ladder"
acme, meridian, summit, tiptop, superlative, elevation, height, pinnacle, peak, top - the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development; "his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty"; "the artist's gifts are at their acme"; "at the height of her career"; "the peak of perfection"; "summer was at its peak"; "...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame"; "the summit of his ambition"; "so many highest superlatives achieved by man"; "at the top of his profession"
extent - the point or degree to which something extends; "the extent of the damage"; "the full extent of the law"; "to a certain extent she was right"
resultant, end point - the final point in a process
standard of life, standard of living - a level of material comfort in terms of goods and services available to someone or some group; "they enjoyed the highest standard of living in the country"; "the lower the standard of living the easier it is to introduce an autocratic production system"
plane - a level of existence or development; "he lived on a worldly plane"
state of the art - the highest degree of development of an art or technique at a particular time; "the state of the art in space travel"
ultimacy, ultimateness - the state or degree of being ultimate; the final or most extreme in degree or size or time or distance, "the ultimacy of these social values"
quickening - the stage of pregnancy at which the mother first feels the movements of the fetus
climax - the most severe stage of a disease
3.degree - an award conferred by a college or university signifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of studydegree - 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"
accolade, honor, laurels, honour, award - a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an award for bravery"
associate degree, associate - a degree granted by a two-year college on successful completion of the undergraduates course of studies
bachelor's degree, baccalaureate - an academic degree conferred on someone who has successfully completed undergraduate studies
honours, honours degree - a university degree with honors
master's degree - an academic degree higher than a bachelor's degree but lower than a doctor's degree
doctorate, doctor's degree - one of the highest earned academic degrees conferred by a university
law degree - degree conferred on someone who successfully completes law school
honorary degree, honoris causa - a degree conferred to honor the recipient
4.degree - a measure for arcs and anglesdegree - a measure for arcs and angles; "there are 360 degrees in a circle"
angular unit - a unit of measurement for angles
arcminute, minute of arc, minute - a unit of angular distance equal to a 60th of a degree
oxtant - a unit of angular distance equal to half a quadrant
sextant - a unit of angular distance equal to 60 degrees
5.degree - the highest power of a term or variable
degree of a term - the sum of the exponents of the variables in the term
degree of a polynomial - the degree of the term in the polynomial that has the highest degree
first degree - a degree of one; "all of the terms in a linear equation are of the first degree"
exponent, index, power - a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself
6.degree - a unit of temperature on a specified scale; "the game was played in spite of the 40-degree temperature"
temperature unit - a unit of measurement for temperature
C, degree Celsius, degree centigrade - a degree on the centigrade scale of temperature
degree Fahrenheit, F - a degree on the Fahrenheit scale of temperature
7.degree - the seriousness of something (e.g., a burn or crime); "murder in the second degree"; "a second degree burn"
magnitude - the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small); "they tried to predict the magnitude of the explosion"; "about the magnitude of a small pea"

degree

noun
1. amount, measure, rate, level, stage, extent, grade, proportion, gradation They achieved varying degrees of success.
2. (Archaic) rank, order, standing, level, class, position, station, status, grade, caste, nobility, echelon the fall of a man of high degree and noble character
by degrees little by little, slowly, gradually, moderately, gently, piecemeal, bit by bit, imperceptibly, inch by inch, unhurriedly The crowd was thinning, but only by degrees.
give someone the third degree interrogate, question, examine, ask, pump, grill (informal), quiz, cross-examine, cross-question He gave me the third degree on my relationship with you.
to a degree or to some degree to some extent, to a certain extent, up to a point These statements are, to some degree, all correct.

Academic degrees

Degree 
Abbreviation
Bachelor of AgricultureBAgr
Bachelor of ArtsBA
Bachelor of CommerceBCom
Bachelor of Dental SurgeryBDS
Bachelor of DivinityBD
Bachelor of EducationBEd
Bachelor of EngineeringBEng
Bachelor of LawBL
Bachelor of LawsLLB
Bachelor of LettersBLitt
Bachelor of MedicineBM or MB
Bachelor of MusicBMus, MusB, or MusBac
Bachelor of PharmacyBPharm
Bachelor of PhilosophyBPhil
Bachelor of ScienceBSc
Bachelor of SurgeryBS
Diploma in EducationDipEd
Doctor of Dental Surgery or ScienceDDS or DDSc
Doctor of DivinityDD
Doctor of LawsLLD
Doctor of Letters or LiteratureDLitt or LittD
Doctor of MedicineMD
Doctor of MusicDMus, MusD, or MusDoc
Doctor of PhilosophyPhD
Higher National CertificateHNC
Higher National DiplomaHND
Master of ArtsMA
Master of EducationMEd
Master of LawsLLM
Master of LettersMLitt
Master of MusicMMus
Master of PhilosophyMPhil
Master of ScienceMSc
Master of SurgeryMCh
Master of TechnologyMTech
Ordinary National CertificateONC
Ordinary National DiplomaOND

degree

noun
1. One of the units in a course, as on an ascending or descending scale:
Informal: notch.
2. Relative intensity or amount, as of a quality or attribute:
Translations
دَرَجَةدرَجَةدَرَجَهدَرَجَه مِئَوِيَّهشهادة
mírastupeňdiplomhodnost
gradeksamen
diplomogrado
asteoppiarvotutkinto
stupanjdiploma
diplomafok
gráîatalsvert, òó nokkuî
程度
정도
laipsnismokslinis laipsnispalaipsniuiiš dalies
grādsiegūt zinātnisko grāduzinātniskais grāds
stupeňtitul
diplomastopinja
gradexamen
องศา
mức độ

degree

[dɪˈgriː]
A. N
1. (gen) (Geog, Math) → grado m
ten degrees below freezingdiez grados bajo cero
2. (= extent) → punto m, grado m
to such a degree thathasta tal punto que ...
a high degree of uncertaintyun alto grado de incertidumbre
with varying degrees of successcon mayor o menor éxito
they have some or a certain degree of freedomtienen cierto grado de libertad
to some or a certain degreehasta cierto punto
to the highest degreeen sumo grado
he is superstitious to a degree (esp Brit) → es sumamente supersticioso
3. (= stage in scale) → grado m
by degreespoco a poco, gradualmente, por etapas
first/second/third degree burnsquemaduras fpl de primer/segundo/tercer grado
first degree murder; murder in the first degreehomicidio m en primer grado
second degree murder; murder in the second degreehomicidio m en segundo grado
to give sb the third degreeinterrogar a algn brutalmente, sacudir a algn
4. (Univ) → título m
first degreelicenciatura f
higher degreedoctorado m
honorary degreedoctorado m "honoris causa"
she's got a degree in Englishes licenciada en filología inglesa
to get a degreesacar un título
to take a degree in (= study) → hacer la carrera de; (= graduate) → licenciarse en
5. (= social standing) → rango m, condición f social
B. CPD degree course N (Brit) (Univ) → licenciatura f
to do a degree coursehacer una licenciatura
DEGREE
Al título universitario equivalente a la licenciatura se le conoce como Bachelor's degree, que se obtiene generalmente tras tres años de estudios. Las titulaciones más frecuentes son las de Letras: Bachelor of Arts o BA y Ciencias: Bachelor of Science o BSc en el Reino Unido, BS en Estados Unidos.
En el Reino Unido, la mayoría de los estudiantes reciben un honours degree, cuyas calificaciones, en orden descendente son: first (1) la nota más alta, seguida de upper second (2-1), lower second (2-2) y third (3). En algunas ocasiones se puede obtener un ordinary degree, por ejemplo en el caso de que no se aprueben los exámenes para obtener el título pero los examinadores consideren que a lo largo de la carrera se han tenido unos resultados mínimos satisfactorios.
En Estados Unidos los estudiantes no reciben calificaciones en sus titulaciones de fin de carrera, pero sí existe la matrícula de honor (honours), que puede ser, de menor a mayor importancia: cum laude, magna cum laude y summa cum laude.
Master's degree es normalmente un título que se recibe tras estudios de postgrado, en los que se combinan horas lectivas o investigación con una tesina final, conocida como dissertation. Las titulaciones más frecuentes son las de Master of Arts o MA, Master of Science o MSc y Master of Business Administration o MBA. El título se concede con la única calificación de apto. En algunas universidades, como las escocesas, el título de master's degree no es de postgrado, sino que corresponde a la licenciatura.
El título universitario más alto es el de doctorado, doctorate o doctor's degree, abreviado normalmente como PhD o DPhil.

degree

[dɪˈgriː] n
(unit of measurement)degré m
a temperature of 30 degrees → une température de trente degrés
10 degrees below zero → 10 degrés au-dessous de zéro
(= amount) → degré m
a degree of sth (= certain amount) → un certain degré de qch
with varying degrees of success → avec plus ou moins de succès
a high degree of sth (= a considerable amount) → un taux considérable de qch
a considerable degree of risk → un facteur de risque considérable
to some degree (= to some extent) → dans une certaine mesure
to a certain degree (= to a certain extent) → jusqu'à un certain point, dans une certaine mesure
to what degree (= to what extent) → dans quelle mesure
by degrees (= gradually) → progressivement
(= university qualification) → diplôme m (universitaire)
to have a degree → avoir un diplôme universitaire
a degree in English → un diplôme d'anglais
a degree in maths (British)un diplôme de maths
to do a degree [student] → préparer un diplômedegree ceremony n (British)cérémonie f de remise des diplômesdegree course n (British) to do a degree course → faire une licence
to do a degree course in → faire une licence dedegree day n (at university)jour m de la remise des diplômes

degree

n
(= unit of measurement)Grad m no pl; an angle of 90 degreesein Winkel mvon 90 Grad; it was 35 degrees in the shadees waren 35 Grad im Schatten
(= extent: of risk, uncertainty etc) → Maß nt; some or a certain degree ofein gewisses Maß an (+dat); to some degree, to a (certain) degreeeinigermaßen, zu einem gewissen Grad, in gewissem Maße; to a high degreein hohem Maße; to such a degree that …so sehr or in solchem Maße, dass …; to what degree was he involved?wie weit or in welchem Maße war er verwickelt?
(= step in scale)Grad m; by degreesnach und nach; first degree murder (Jur) → Mord m; second degree murder (Jur) → Totschlag m
(Univ) → akademischer Grad; first degreeerster akademischer Grad; to get one’s degreeseinen akademischen Grad erhalten; to do a degreestudieren; when did you do your degree?wann haben Sie das Examen gemacht?; I’m taking or doing a language degree or a degree in languagesich studiere Sprachwissenschaften; I’ve got a degree in Business Studiesich habe einen Hochschulabschluss in Wirtschaftslehre
(= position in society)Rang m, → Stand m

degree

:
degree ceremony
n (Brit Univ) → Graduierungsfeier f
degree course
n Universitätskurs, der mit dem ersten akademischen Grad abschließt
degree day
nTag mder Gradverleihung

degree

[dɪˈgriː] n
a. (gen) (Math, Geog) → grado
10 degrees below freezing → 10 gradi sotto zero
b. (amount) a high degree of uncertaintyun largo margine d'incertezza
a considerable degree of risk → una grossa percentuale di rischio
c. (step in scale) by degreesa poco a poco, gradualmente
to some degree, to a certain degree → in certa misura, fino a un certo punto
d. (Univ) → laurea
first degree → laurea
honorary degree → laurea ad honorem
to get one's degree → prendere la laurea, laurearsi
I'm doing a degree in languages → sono iscritto a lingue
a (first) degree in maths → una laurea in matematica

degree

(diˈgriː) noun
1. (an) amount or extent. There is still a degree of uncertainty; The degree of skill varies considerably from person to person.
2. a unit of temperature. 20° (= 20 degrees) Celsius.
3. a unit by which angles are measured. at an angle of 90 (= 90 degrees).
4. a title or certificate given by a university etc. He took a degree in chemistry.
by degrees
gradually. We reached the desired standard of efficiency by degrees.
to a degree
to a small extent. I agree with you to a degree, but I have doubts about your conclusions.

degree

دَرَجَة míra grad Grad βαθμός grado aste licence stupanj grado 程度 정도 graad grad stopień grau степень grad องศา derece mức độ 程度

de·gree

n. grado.
1. unidad de medida de la temperatura;
2. intensidad.

degree

n grado; 37 degrees Centigrade..37 grados centígrados
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It it was not fair on Monday, the young ladies were to come on Tuesday, and arrangement which aggravated Jo and Hannah to the last degree.
Pontellier, unable to read his newspaper with any degree of comfort, arose with an expression and an exclamation of disgust.
Mingo was a term of peculiar reproach, as were Mengwe and Maqua in a less degree.
Just within the entrance, however, stood two serving-men, pointing some of the guests to the neighborhood of the kitchen and ushering others into the statelier rooms,--hospitable alike to all, but still with a scrutinizing regard to the high or low degree of each.
A stain on his conscience, as to anything that came within the range of his vocation, would trouble such a man very much in the same way, though to a far greater degree, than an error in the balance of an account, or an ink-blot on the fair page of a book of record.
Brom, who had a degree of rough chivalry in his nature, would fain have carried matters to open warfare and have settled their pretensions to the lady, according to the mode of those most concise and simple reasoners, the knights-errant of yore, -- by single combat; but lchabod was too conscious of the superior might of his adversary to enter the lists against him; he had overheard a boast of Bones, that he would "double the schoolmaster up, and lay him on a shelf of his own schoolhouse;" and he was too wary to give him an opportunity.
If they but knew it, almost all men in their degree, some time or other, cherish very nearly the same feelings towards the ocean with me.
Situation, soil, climate, the nature of the productions, the nature of the government, the genius of the citizens, the degree of information they possess, the state of commerce, of arts, of industry, these circumstances and many more, too complex, minute, or adventitious to admit of a particular specification, occasion differences hardly conceivable in the relative opulence and riches of different countries.
For it cannot be presumed that the same degree of sound policy, prudence, and foresight would uniformly be observed by each of these confederacies for a long succession of years.
However anxiously we may wish that these complaints had no foundation, the evidence, of known facts will not permit us to deny that they are in some degree true.
Amongst our lowest orders, the vocal organs are developed to a degree more than correspondent with those of hearing, so that an Isosceles can easily feign the voice of a Polygon, and, with some training, that of a Circle himself.
We had advanced one degree more in this Antarctic region.