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DEGREE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does degree mean? 

DEGREE (noun)
  The noun DEGREE has 7 senses:

1. a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
2. a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process
3. an award conferred by a college or university signifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study
4. a unit of temperature on a specified scale
5. a measure for arcs and angles
6. the highest power of a term or variable
7. the seriousness of something (e.g., a burn or crime)

  Familiarity information: DEGREE used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEGREE (noun)


Sense 1degree [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

degree; level; grade

Context examples:

a moderate grade of intelligence / a high level of care is required / it is all a matter of degree

Hypernyms ("degree" is a kind of...):

property (a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class)

Attribute:

high (greater than normal in degree or intensity or amount)

low (less than normal in degree or intensity or amount)

mild (moderate in type or degree or effect or force; far from extreme)

intense (in an extreme degree)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "degree"):

caliber; calibre; quality (a degree or grade of excellence or worth)

SPF; sun protection factor (the degree to which a sunscreen protects the skin from the direct rays of the sun)

immoderateness; immoderation (the quality of being excessive and lacking in moderation)

moderateness; moderation (quality of being moderate and avoiding extremes)

amplitude level (the level on a scale of amplitude)

extreme (the furthest or highest degree of something)

lowness (a low or small degree of any quality (amount or force or temperature etc.))

low (a low level or position or degree)

high (a lofty level or position or degree)

highness (a high degree (of amount or force etc.))

depth (degree of psychological or intellectual profundity)

intensity; intensiveness (high level or degree; the property of being intense)


Sense 2degree [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

degree; stage; level; point

Context examples:

a remarkable degree of frankness / at what stage are the social sciences?

Hypernyms ("degree" is a kind of...):

state (the way something is with respect to its main attributes)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "degree"):

quickening (the stage of pregnancy at which the mother first feels the movements of the fetus)

ultimacy; ultimateness (the state or degree of being ultimate; the final or most extreme in degree or size or time or distance,)

state of the art (the highest degree of development of an art or technique at a particular time)

plane (a level of existence or development)

standard of life; standard of living (a level of material comfort in terms of goods and services available to someone or some group)

end point; resultant (the final point in a process)

extent (the point or degree to which something extends)

acme; elevation; height; meridian; peak; pinnacle; summit; superlative; tiptop; top (the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development)

ladder (ascending stages by which somebody or something can progress)

climax (the most severe stage of a disease)


Sense 3degree [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An award conferred by a college or university signifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

academic degree; degree

Context example:

he earned his degree at Princeton summa cum laude

Hypernyms ("degree" is a kind of...):

accolade; award; honor; honour; laurels (a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "degree"):

honorary degree; honoris causa (a degree conferred to honor the recipient)

law degree (degree conferred on someone who successfully completes law school)

doctor's degree; doctorate (one of the highest earned academic degrees conferred by a university)

master's degree (an academic degree higher than a bachelor's but lower than a doctor's)

honours; honours degree (a university degree with honors)

baccalaureate; bachelor's degree (an academic degree conferred on someone who has successfully completed undergraduate studies)

associate; associate degree (a degree granted by a two-year college on successful completion of the undergraduates course of studies)


Sense 4degree [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A unit of temperature on a specified scale

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Context example:

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

Hypernyms ("degree" is a kind of...):

temperature unit (a unit of measurement for temperature)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "degree"):

degree Fahrenheit; F (a degree on the Fahrenheit scale of temperature)

C; degree Celsius; degree centigrade (a degree on the centigrade scale of temperature)


Sense 5degree [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A measure for arcs and angles

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

arcdegree; degree

Context example:

there are 360 degrees in a circle

Hypernyms ("degree" is a kind of...):

angular unit (a unit of measurement for angles)

Meronyms (parts of "degree"):

arcminute; minute; minute of arc (a unit of angular distance equal to a 60th of a degree)

Holonyms ("degree" is a part of...):

oxtant (a unit of angular distance equal to half a quadrant)

sextant (a unit of angular distance equal to 60 degrees)


Sense 6degree [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The highest power of a term or variable

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("degree" is a kind of...):

exponent; index; power (a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "degree"):

first degree (a degree of one)

degree of a polynomial (the degree of the term in the polynomial that has the highest degree)

degree of a term (the sum of the exponents of the variables in the term)


Sense 7degree [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The seriousness of something (e.g., a burn or crime)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context examples:

murder in the second degree / a second degree burn

Hypernyms ("degree" is a kind of...):

magnitude (the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small))


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