[ UK /dɪɡɹˈiː/ ]
[ US /dɪˈɡɹi/ ]
  1. a unit of temperature on a specified scale
    the game was played in spite of the 40-degree temperature
  2. the highest power of a term or variable
  3. a measure for arcs and angles
    there are 360 degrees in a circle
  4. the seriousness of something (e.g., a burn or crime)
    murder in the second degree
    a second degree burn
  5. a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process
    at what stage are the social sciences?
    a remarkable degree of frankness
  6. 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
  7. a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
    a moderate grade of intelligence
    it is all a matter of degree
    a high level of care is required
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How To Use degree In A Sentence

  • And those involved are pretty small: a few degrees between cooler land and warmer ocean at night, a few tens of degrees between tropics and poles. Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet
  • BRODY: They had to deal with that, and so they're reticent to a certain degree to kind of delve into some of the faith issues as it relates to the political environment, if you will, because they know that he can get a lot of backlash. CNN Transcript May 6, 2009
  • The clergyman and his son pricked up their ears at this, photography being with them only a degree less absorbing a pastime than that of walking; Ron awoke suddenly to the remembrance that his half-plate camera had never been unpacked since his arrival; and the three vied with each other in asking questions about the proposed excursion, and in urging that a date should be fixed. Big Game A Story for Girls
  • Over 20 factors were analyzed amongst the DUI attorneys sampled, including whether free consultations are offered, if a lawyer is willing to do 'outcall' (meaning they will meet with potential clients outside the office), how aggressive the defense of the client is, the degree to which each client is offered access to their lawyer, how much time is spent with each client talking by phone or over email, and other factors. WebWire | Recent Headlines
  • The temperature is not expected to reach the 20 degree mark in the next few days.
  • That means classes are taught in English, and students earn degrees by accruing credits.
  • -- _More beautiful, most beautiful_, etc. can hardly be called degree forms of the adjective. Higher Lessons in English A work on english grammar and composition
  • There are three degrees of intimacy between words, of which the first and loosest is expressed by their mere juxtaposition as separate words, the second by their being hyphened, and the third or closest by their being written continuously as one word. Hyphens.
  • In deep cellars stocked with winter ice the temperature was kept below eight degrees. Times, Sunday Times
  • The truth is, there is a certain diet which emaciates men more than any possible degree of abstinence; though I do not remember to have seen any caution against it, either in Cheney, Arbuthnot, or in any other modern writer or regimen. The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon
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