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Degree 1Definition: A step, stair, or staircase.
Degree 2Definition: 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 3Definition: The point or step of progression to which a person has arrived; rank or station in life; position.
Degree 4Definition: Measure of advancement; quality; extent; as,
tastes differ in kind as well as in degree.
Degree 5Definition: 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,
Degree 6Definition: 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 7Definition: Three
figures taken together in numeration; thus, is one degree, two
Degree 8Definition: 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
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 9Definition: 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
Degree 10Definition: A division, space, or interval, marked on a mathematical or other instrument, as on a thermometer.
Degree 11Definition: A line or space of the staff.
degree 12Definition: 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 13Definition: the seriousness of something
(e.g., a burn or crime); "murder in the second degree"; "a second degree burn"
degree 14Definition: the highest power of a term or variable
degree 15Definition: 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
degree 16Definition: a measure for
arcs and angles; "there are
degrees in a circle"
degree 17Definition: a unit of temperature on a specified scale; "the game was played in spite of the 40-degree temperature"
degree 18Definition: 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