English noun: degree
|1.||degree (attribute) a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality|
|Samples||A moderate grade of intelligence.|
A high level of care is required.
It is all a matter of degree.
|Narrower (hyponym)||amplitude level, caliber, calibre, depth, extreme, grind, high, highness, immoderateness, immoderation, intensity, intensiveness, low, lowness, moderateness, moderation, quality, SPF, sun protection factor|
|Attribute||high, intense, low, mild|
|2.||degree (state) a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process|
|Samples||A remarkable degree of frankness.|
At what stage are the social sciences?.
|Synonyms||level, point, stage|
|Narrower (hyponym)||acme, climax, elevation, end point, extent, height, ladder, meridian, peak, pinnacle, plane, quickening, resultant, standard of life, standard of living, state of the art, summit, superlative, tiptop, top, ultimacy, ultimateness|
|3.||degree (communication) an award conferred by a college or university signifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study|
|Samples||He earned his degree at Princeton summa cum laude.|
|Broader (hypernym)||accolade, award, honor, honour, laurels|
|Narrower (hyponym)||associate, associate degree, baccalaureate, bachelor's degree, doctor's degree, doctorate, honorary degree, honoris causa, honours, honours degree, law degree, master's degree|
|4.||degree (quantity) a measure for arcs and angles|
|Samples||There are 360 degrees in a circle.|
|Broader (hypernym)||angular unit|
|Part holonym||arcminute, minute, minute of arc|
|Part meronym||oxtant, sextant|
|5.||degree (cognition) the highest power of a term or variable|
|Broader (hypernym)||exponent, index, power|
|Narrower (hyponym)||degree of a polynomial, degree of a term, first degree|
|6.||degree (quantity) a unit of temperature on a specified scale|
|Samples||The game was played in spite of the 40-degree temperature.|
|Broader (hypernym)||temperature unit|
|Narrower (hyponym)||C, degree Celsius, degree centigrade, degree Fahrenheit, F|
|7.||degree (attribute) the seriousness of something (e.g., a burn or crime)|
|Samples||Murder in the second degree.|
A second degree burn.