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degree

 
Noun degree has 7 senses
  1. degree, grade, level - 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"
    --1 is a kind of magnitude
    --1 has particulars:
     quality, caliber, calibre; intensity, intensiveness; depth; high; low; extreme; amplitude level; moderation, moderateness; immoderation, immoderateness
  2. degree, level, stage, point - 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?"
    --2 is a kind of state
    --2 has particulars:
     ladder; acme, height, elevation, peak, pinnacle, summit, superlative, top; extent; resultant, end point; standard of living, standard of life; plane; state of the art; ultimacy, ultimateness; quickening; climax
  3. academic degree, degree - 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"
    --3 is a kind of award, accolade, honor, honour, laurels; qualification, makings
    --3 has particulars:
     associate degree, associate; bachelor's degree, baccalaureate; honours, honours degree; master's degree; doctor's degree, doctorate; law degree; honorary degree
  4. degree - a unit of temperature on a specified scale; "the game was played in spite of the 40-degree temperature"
    --4 is a kind of
    temperature unit
    --4 has particulars:
     degree Centigrade, degree Celsius, C; degree Fahrenheit, F
  5. degree, arcdegree - a measure for arcs and angles; "there are 360 degrees in a circle"
    --5 is a kind of angular unit
    --5 is a part of oxtant; sextant; quadrant, right angle
    --5 has parts: minute, arcminute, minute of arc
  6. degree - the highest power of a term or variable
    --6 is a kind of
    exponent, power, index
    --6 has particulars: degree of a term; degree of a polynomial; first degree
  7. degree - the seriousness of something (e.g., a burn or crime); "murder in the second degree"; "a second degree burn"
    --7 is a kind of
    magnitude
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