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degree

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Singular
degree

Plural
degrees

An angle of 45 degrees
Water freezes at 0 degrees Celsius
  1. We measure an angle using degrees. All the way around a circle is 360 degrees. Often, ° is written instead of "degrees".
    A right-angled triangle has an angle of 90 degrees.
  2. We measure how hot or how cold it is (temperature) using degrees on a scale, such as Celsius or Fahrenheit.
    It's going to be 35 degrees Celsius today.
  3. The amount that an object has of a certain quality.
    To what degree do the two accounts of the accident agree?
  4. Any units used to measure specific gravity, bitterness, darkness, etc. in manufacturing commodities.
  5. An award (usually better than a diploma but not as good as a doctorate) given by a university or, in some countries, a college
    After four years at university, she got her degree.
  6. The number of edges that a vertex is part of.
    The corner of a cube is of degree 3, but the corners of an eight-sided solid have degree 4.


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