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Degree 1

Definition: A step, stair, or staircase.

Degree 2

Definition: 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 3

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

Degree 4

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

Degree 5

Definition: 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 6

Definition: 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 7

Definition: Three figures taken together in numeration; thus, is one degree, two degrees.

Degree 8

Definition: 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 9

Definition: 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 minutes and the minute into seconds.

Degree 10

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

Degree 11

Definition: A line or space of the staff.

degree 12

Definition: a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality; "a moderate degree of intelligence"; "a high level of care is required"; "it is all a matter of degree"

degree 13

Definition: the seriousness of something (e.g., a burn or crime); "murder in the second degree"; "a second degree burn"

degree 14

Definition: the highest power of a term or variable

degree 15

Definition: 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"

degree 16

Definition: a measure for arcs and angles; "there are degrees in a circle"

degree 17

Definition: a unit of temperature on a specified scale; "the game was played in spite of the 40-degree temperature"

degree 18

Definition: 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?"


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