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English noun: degree

1. degree (attribute) a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality


SamplesA moderate grade of intelligence.
A high level of care is required.
It is all a matter of degree.


Synonymsgrade, level


Broader (hypernym)property


Narrower (hyponym)amplitude level, caliber, calibre, depth, extreme, grind, high, highness, immoderateness, immoderation, intensity, intensiveness, low, lowness, moderateness, moderation, quality, SPF, sun protection factor


Attributehigh, intense, low, mild

2. degree (state) a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process


SamplesA remarkable degree of frankness.
At what stage are the social sciences?.


Synonymslevel, point, stage


Broader (hypernym)state


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


SamplesHe earned his degree at Princeton summa cum laude.


Synonymsacademic degree


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


SamplesThere are 360 degrees in a circle.


Synonymsarcdegree


Broader (hypernym)angular unit


Part holonymarcminute, minute, minute of arc


Part meronymoxtant, 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


SamplesThe 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)


SamplesMurder in the second degree.
A second degree burn.


Broader (hypernym)magnitude









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