degree

Pronunciation

Noun

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Pronunciation

Noun

**degree** (*plural* degrees)

- (
*obsolete, outside, heraldry*) A step on a set of stairs; the rung of a ladder. [*from 13th c.*] - An individual step, or stage, in any process or scale of values. [
*from 13th c.*] - A stage of rank or privilege; social standing. [
*from 13th c.*]**[1526]**, [William Tyndale, transl.], The Newe Testamēt […] (Tyndale Bible), [Worms, Germany: Peter Schöffer], OCLC 762018299 ↗; republished as The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: Published in 1526. […], London: Samuel Bagster, […], 1836, OCLC 679500256 ↗, Luke XX:[21], page [237] ↗:- And they axed him sayinge: Master, we knowe that thou sayest, and teachest ryght, nether considerest thou eny mannes
**degre**, but teachest the waye of god truely.

- (
*genealogy*) A ‘step’ in genealogical descent. [*from 14th c.*]**2002**, Colin Jones (historian),*The Great Nation*, Penguin 2003, page 140:- Louis created the École militaire in Paris in 1751, in which 500 scholarships were designated for noblemen able to prove four
**degrees**of noble status.

- Louis created the École militaire in Paris in 1751, in which 500 scholarships were designated for noblemen able to prove four

- (
*now rare*) One's relative state or experience; way, manner. [*from 14th c.*] - The amount that an entity possesses a certain property; relative intensity, extent. [
*from 14th c.*]*To what***degree**do the two accounts of the accident concur?

- A stage of proficiency or qualification in a course of study, now especially an award bestowed by a university or, in some countries, a college, as a certification of academic achievement. (In the United States, can include secondary schools.) [
*from 14th c.*]*She has two bachelor's***degrees**and is studying towards a master's**degree**.

- (
*geometry*) A unit of measurement of angle equal to*frac*1 of a circle's circumference. [*from 14th c.*]*A right angle is a ninety-***degree**angle.*Most humans have a field of vision of almost 180***degrees**.

- (
*physics*) A unit of measurement of temperature on any of several scales, such as Celsius or Fahrenheit. [*from 18th c.*]*180***degrees**Fahrenheit is equivalent to 100**degrees**Celsius.*Water boils at 100***degrees**Celsius.

- (
*algebra*) The sum of the exponents of a term; the order of a polynomial. [*from 18th c.*]*A quadratic polynomial is a polynomial of***degree**2.

- (
*algebra, field theory*) The dimensionality of a field extension.*The set of complex numbers constitutes a field extension of***degree**2 over the real numbers.*The Galois field \operatorname{GF}(125) = \operatorname{GF}(5^3) has***degree**3 over its subfield \operatorname{GF}(5).

- (
*graph theory*) The number of edges that a vertex takes part in; a valency. - (
*logic*) The number of logical connectives in a formula. - (
*surveying*) The curvature of a circular arc, expressed as the angle subtended by a fixed length of arc or chord. - (
*geography*) A unit of measurement of latitude and longitude which together identify a location on the Earth's surface. - (
*grammar*) Any of the three stages (positive, comparative, superlative) in the comparison of an adjective or an adverb.

- (
*unit of angle*) ° - (
*unit of temperature*) ° - (
*unit of latitude*) ° - (
*unit of longitude*) °

- French: degré
- German: Grad, Winkelgrad, Altgrad, Neugrad
- Italian: grado
- Portuguese: grau
- Russian: гра́дус
- Spanish: grado

- French: degré
- German: Ausmaß, Grad, Umfang
- Italian: grado
- Portuguese: grau
- Russian: сте́пень
- Spanish: grado

- French: diplôme
- German: Diplom, akademischer Diplom
- Italian: laurea
- Portuguese: diploma, graduação
- Russian: учёная сте́пень
- Spanish: título, diploma

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