Degree - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dɪˈɡriː|  American pronunciation of the word degree
Brit.  |dɪˈɡriː|  British pronunciation of the word degree


- a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality(syn: grade, level)
- a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process(syn: level, point, stage)
- an award conferred by a college or university signifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study
- a measure for arcs and angles(syn: arcdegree)
- the highest power of a term or variable
- a unit of temperature on a specified scale
- the seriousness of something (e.g., a burn or crime)


There are 360 degrees in a circle.

These trees will thrive, to a greater or lesser degree, in a number of climates.

I have the faculty of abstraction to a wonderful degree.

Regulations for settling questions between persons of unequal degrees.

He was the superlative degree of avarice.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

The temperature dropped to five degrees Centigrade.

Then the cylinder is rotated 180 degrees.

1960s Britain was characterised by a greater degree of freedom than before.

Newspapers vary in the degree to which they emphasize propaganda rather than information.

Applicants must have a degree in Engineering.

it is all a matter of degree

he earned his degree at Princeton summa cum laude

there are 360 degrees in a circle

the game was played in spite of the 40-degree temperature

Word forms

singular: degree
plural: degrees
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