# degree

[ dih-gree ]

/ dɪˈgri /

### noun

### Idioms for degree

- to a considerable extent; exceedingly.
- to a small extent; somewhat: He is to a degree difficult to get along with.

by degrees,
by easy stages; gradually: She grew angrier by degrees.

to a degree,

## Origin of degree

## OTHER WORDS FROM degree

## WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH degree

certificate degree diploma license## Words nearby degree

## Example sentences from the Web for degree

## British Dictionary definitions for degree

degree

/ (dɪˈɡriː) /

### noun

## Derived forms of degree

degreeless, adjective## Word Origin for degree

C13: from Old French
degre, from Latin
de- +
gradus step,
grade

## Medical definitions for degree

degree

[ dĭ-grē′ ]

### n.

A unit of measure on a temperature scale.

A division of a circle, equal to 1/360 of its circumference.

A position or rank within a graded series.

## Scientific definitions for degree

degree

[ dĭ-grē′ ]

A unit division of a temperature scale.

- A unit for measuring an angle or an arc of a circle. One degree is 1360 of the circumference of a circle.
- This unit used to measure latitude or longitude on the Earth's surface.

The greatest sum of the exponents of the variables in a term of a polynomial or polynomial equation. For example, x3 + 2xy + x is of the third degree.

## Cultural definitions for degree

degree

In geometry, a unit of measurement of angles, 1/360 of a circle. In physics, a unit of temperature (see Celsius, Fahrenheit (see also Fahrenheit), and Kelvin scale). A degree on the Fahrenheit scale is smaller than a degree on the Celsius or Kelvin scale. Degrees on the Celsius and Kelvin scales are the same size.

## Idioms and Phrases with degree

degree

see by degrees; third degree; to some degree; to the nth degree.