Associations to the word «Degree»


DEGREE, noun. (obsolete outside heraldry) A step on a set of stairs; the rung of a ladder. [from 13th c.]
DEGREE, noun. An individual step, or stage, in any process or scale of values. [from 13th c.]
DEGREE, noun. A stage of rank or privilege; social standing. [from 13th c.]
DEGREE, noun. (genealogy) A ‘step’ in genealogical descent. [from 14th c.]
DEGREE, noun. (now rare) One's relative state or experience; way, manner. [from 14th c.]
DEGREE, noun. The amount that an entity possesses a certain property; relative intensity, extent. [from 14th c.]
DEGREE, noun. 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.]
DEGREE, noun. (geometry) A unit of measurement of angle equal to 1/360 of a circle's circumference. [from 14th c.]
DEGREE, noun. (physics) A unit of measurement of temperature on any of several scales, such as Celsius or Fahrenheit. [from 18th c.]
DEGREE, noun. (mathematics) The sum of the exponents of a term; the order of a polynomial. [from 18th c.]
DEGREE, noun. (graph theory) The number of edges that a vertex takes part in; a valency.
DEGREE, noun. (surveying) The curvature of a circular arc, expressed as the angle subtended by a fixed length of arc or chord.
DEGREE ABSOLUTE, noun. (dated) (before 1968) The unit of temperature, the kelvin.
DEGREE CELSIUS, noun. A metric unit of temperature, a derived unit of the International System of Units. Symbol: °C
DEGREE CENTIGRADE, noun. A metric unit of temperature. Symbol: °C
DEGREE DAY, noun. A measure of heating or cooling, computed as the integral of a function of time that generally varies with temperature.
DEGREE DAY, noun. A unit used in estimating the fuel consumption for a building; equal to the number of degrees that the mean temperature, for a 24-hour day, is below the base temperature, often 65F.
DEGREE DAYS, noun. Plural of degree day
DEGREE FAHRENHEIT, noun. A degree on the Fahrenheit temperature scale
DEGREE KELVIN, noun. (obsolete) A kelvin.
DEGREE MILL, noun. (pejorative) a disreputable university, churning out degrees to unqualified students.
DEGREE OF FREEDOM, noun. (physics) Any of the coordinates, a minimum number of which are needed to specify the motion of a mechanical system
DEGREE OF FREEDOM, noun. (physics) Any of the independent variables required to specify the thermodynamic state of a system containing components and phases
DEGREE OF FREEDOM, noun. (mathematics) Any unrestricted variable in a frequency distribution
DEGREE OF FROST, noun. (dated) a temperature interval of one degree below the freezing point of water
DEGREE OF GLORY, noun. (Mormonism) One of the three eternal dwelling places for all resurrected beings except for the children of perdition; the celestial kingdom, the telestial kingdom, or the terrestrial kingdom.
DEGREE OF IONIZATION, noun. (chemistry) the ratio of the number of ions of a solute to the total number of molecules of that solute in a solution
DEGREE PLACE, noun. A place for studying in a learning institution, such as a university or college.
DEGREE PLACES, noun. Plural of degree place
DEGREE RANKINE, noun. A unit of thermodynamic temperature equal to 5/9 kelvin, and derived by offsetting the Fahrenheit scale to absolute zero.

Dictionary definition

DEGREE, noun. A position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality; "a moderate grade of intelligence"; "a high level of care is required"; "it is all a matter of degree".
DEGREE, noun. 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?".
DEGREE, noun. 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".
DEGREE, noun. A measure for arcs and angles; "there are 360 degrees in a circle".
DEGREE, noun. The highest power of a term or variable.
DEGREE, noun. A unit of temperature on a specified scale; "the game was played in spite of the 40-degree temperature".
DEGREE, noun. The seriousness of something (e.g., a burn or crime); "murder in the second degree"; "a second degree burn".

Wise words

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery