 Degree

Degree may refer to:
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As a unit of measurement
 Degree symbol, (°), a notation used in science, engineering and mathematics
 Degree (angle), a unit of angle measurement
 Degree in geographic coordinate system
 Degree (temperature), a unit of temperature measurement
 Degree API, a measure of density in the petroleum industry
 Degree Baumé, a pair of density scales
 Degree Brix, a measure of sugar concentration
 Degree GayLussac, a measure of the alcohol content of a liquid by volume, ranging from 0° to 100°
 Degree proof, or simply proof, the alcohol content of a liquid, ranging from 0° to 175° in the UK, and from 0° to 200° in the U.S.
 Degree of curvature, a unit of curvature measurement, used in civil engineering
 Degrees of freedom (mechanics), the number of displacements and/or rotations needed to define the position and orientation of a body
 Degrees of freedom (physics and chemistry), a concept describing dependence on a countable set of parameters
 Degree of frost, a unit of temperature measurement
 Degree of unsaturation, in organic chemistry, also known as the index of hydrogen deficiency or rings plus double bonds
 dGH, degrees of general hardness of water
 Degree of carbonate hardness of water (degree KH)
In mathematics
 Degree (mathematics), with several meanings
 Degree of a polynomial, the exponent of the term with the highest exponent
 Degree of a field extension
 The degree of an algebraic number field, its degree as a field extension of the rational numbers
 Degree (graph theory), or valency, the number of edges incident to a vertex of a graph
 Degree of a continuous mapping
 Degrees of freedom (statistics), the number of values in the final calculation of a statistic that are free to vary
In education
 Academic degree, an academic rank, title or award, including:
 Vocational degree, an award in vocational education
Other measures
 Degree (music), identification of a note in a scale by its relation to the tonic
 Degree of inventiveness in inventions and patents
 Degree of separation in connectivity between groups (first degree is closest)
 Degree of relationship, in kinship between individuals (first degree is closest)
 Consanguinity, or level of kinship
 The positive, comparative, and superlative degrees, in linguistics (e.g. "good", "better", and "best", respectively)
 The severity of a crime, e.g., first degree murder (first degree is worst)
 The intensity of a burn (the higher the worse)
 A level of initiation, often used in fraternal organizations
 A ranking of black belt, in certain martial arts
Other uses
 Degree (deodorant), a brand of antiperspirant
 degree (freemasonry)
 degree of Knights Templar (Freemasonry), a special case of a degree in freemasonry
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Degree — De*gree , n. [F. degr[ e], OF. degret, fr. LL. degradare. See {Degrade}.] 1. A step, stair, or staircase. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] By ladders, or else by degree. Rom. of R. [1913 Webster] 2. One of a series of progressive steps upward or downward,… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
degree — de·gree n 1: a step in a direct line of descent or in the line of ascent to a common ancestor 2 a: a measure of the seriousness of a crime see also fifth degree, first degree, f … Law dictionary
degree — [di grē′] n. [ME degre < OFr degré, degree, step, rank < VL * degradus < degradare: see DEGRADE] 1. any of the successive steps or stages in a process or series 2. a step in the direct line of descent [a cousin in the second degree] 3.… … English World dictionary
degree — In Sheridan s The Rivals (1775), we find the assertion Assuredly, sir, your father is wrath to a degree, meaning ‘your father is extremely cross’. The use survived in more florid English into the 20c and was accepted by Fowler (1926) ‘however… … Modern English usage
degree — early 13c., from O.Fr. degré (12c.) a step (of a stair), pace, degree (of relationship), academic degree; rank, status, position, said to be from V.L. *degradus a step, from L.L. degredare, from L. de down (see DE (Cf. de )) + gradus step (see… … Etymology dictionary
degree — ► NOUN 1) the amount, level, or extent to which something happens or is present. 2) a unit of measurement of angles, equivalent to one ninetieth of a right angle. 3) a unit in a scale of temperature, intensity, hardness, etc. 4) an academic rank… … English terms dictionary
dégréé — dégréé, ée (dé gré é, ée) part. passé. Un vaisseau dégréé … Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré
degree — of freedom degree of polymerization … Mechanics glossary
degree — [n1] unit of measurement amount, amplitude, caliber, dimension, division, expanse, extent, gauge, gradation, grade, height, intensity, interval, length, limit, line, link, mark, notch, period, plane, point, proportion, quality, quantity, range,… … New thesaurus
degree — noun 1 measurement of angles VERB + DEGREE ▪ rotate, spin, turn ▪ I turned the wheel 90 degrees, PREPOSITION ▪ through … degrees ▪ … Collocations dictionary