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Degree (IPA: /dɪˈɡɹi/)


Degree (n.)

A step, stair, or staircase.

Degree (n.)

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.

Degree (n.)

The point or step of progression to which a person has arrived; rank or station in life; position.

Degree (n.)

Measure of advancement; quality; extent; as, tastes differ in kind as well as in degree.

Degree (n.)

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.

Degree (n.)

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.

Degree (n.)

Three figures taken together in numeration; thus, 140 is one degree, 222 ,140 two degrees.

Degree (n.)

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.

Degree (n.)

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.

Degree (n.)

A division, space, or interval, marked on a mathematical or other instrument, as on a thermometer.

Degree (n.)

A line or space of the staff.

Degree

Angle unit; π/180 radians

Degree

Number of edges incident to a given vertex in a node-link graph

Degree

The position of a particular note on a scale relative to the tonic

Degree

Unit of measurement of temperature

Degree

Family name

Degree (Last Name / Surname)

Degree is the #22,559 most common last name / surname from the 2010 United States Census. The census reported that 1,139 people had that surname.

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A generous and elevated mind is distinguished by nothing more certainly than an eminent degree of curiosity." - Samuel Johnson

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A small degree of wit, accompanied by good sense, is less tiresome in the long run than a great amount of wit without it." - Wit

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Alas! by some degree of woe We every bliss must gain; The heart can ne'er a transport know, That never feels a pain." - Bliss

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom." - Common sense

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Compassion in the highest degree is the divinest form of religion." - Compassion


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