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80/90 etc degree heat
▪ Why would you want to play tennis in a hundred-degree heat?
a degree courseBritish English (also an undergraduate course) (= a first course at a university, which usually lasts three years)
▪ a three-year degree course
a degree/measure of protection (=some protection)
▪ The shelter gave us a measure of protection against the bitter cold.
a level/standard/degree of competence
▪ The trainees are expected to acquire a basic level of competence.
a university degree
▪ He was a qualified engineer with a university degree.
an element/degree of risk (=some risk, but not much)
▪ There is always an element of risk in flying.
bachelor's degree
degree of certainty
▪ The result is impossible to predict with any degree of certainty.
degree of formality
▪ There is always some degree of formality when one speaks to a stranger.
degree of overlap
▪ a large degree of overlap
degree/level of expertise
▪ Different financial advisers will have different levels of expertise.
first degree
first/second/third class honours degree
high level/degree/rate etc (of sth)
▪ High levels of car use mean our streets are more congested than ever.
▪ high crime rates
▪ high interest rates
honours degree
joint honours degree (=a degree in two main subjects)
master's degree
third degree
▪ I got home after midnight and Dad gave me the third degree.
to a lesser extent/degree
▪ This was true in Madrid and, to a lesser extent, Valencia and Seville.
to such an extent/degree that
▪ Her condition deteriorated to such an extent that a blood transfusion was considered necessary.
undergraduate student/course/degree etc
varying degrees
▪ She was involved in a number of car accidents of varying degrees of seriousness.
▪ There has been a certain degree of controversy in recent years over the practice of self-investment by pension funds.
▪ Uncle Michael was prone to a certain degree of sweetness, at least with me, and could be coaxed into compliance.
▪ A certain degree of unevenness is acceptable in nomadic and some village items.
▪ But times had changed to a certain unpredictable degree in Manhattan, especially for people like Jack.
▪ To a certain degree, the rush to get on line boils down to simple economics.
▪ Although inflation was invoked to make the universe smooth, it can provide a certain degree of clumpiness.
▪ Lately, I could say with a certain degree of certainty that she was truly recuperating.
▪ It may lead to a considerable degree of social deprivation and a miserable existence for the families involved.
▪ To a considerable degree, it was Social Darwinism which led the way in so broadening the claim for the market.
▪ First, there exists a considerable degree of overlap between the various titles.
▪ First, the considerable degree of lexical inventiveness which was present.
▪ If properly used it could improve the quality of life by a considerable degree.
▪ Police work involves a considerable degree of flexibility and discretion.
▪ They must, therefore, be dismissed as not being good in themselves, or not to any considerable degree.
▪ We are all to a considerable degree the authors of our moral world.
▪ The skills acquired from rigid planning are different in degree but not in kind from the skills required for flexible planning.
▪ Individual car owners benefit in different degrees from the existence of good roads.
▪ In Example 24 change is presented in different degrees.
▪ In this, the case of Pound is no different from other writers, or it is different only in degree.
▪ Two men had her - in different degrees.
▪ The secondary imagination is its echo, alike in kind with the primary but different in degree and in mode of operation.
▪ Many facets of spoken language are absent from written language. Different degrees of planning are associated with speech and writing.
▪ Interestingly, scientists are now saying that odour is different in degree to memory rather than different in kind.
▪ These more favoured subcontractors, however, gain a greater degree of continuity at the expense of wider variations in profits.
▪ To some greater or lesser degree, it fits in the parenting section of their life.
▪ There were strong pressures from still further national minorities for a greater degree of control over their own affairs.
▪ Tanks, to a greater degree than APCs, embodied the strengths and weaknesses of armored vehicles.
▪ The increased level of competition between banks and building societies led to a greater degree of diversification of products.
▪ The greater the degree of economic development, the greater the incidence of cancer of the colon.
▪ Compared to the Soccer World Cup the rugby appealed to the ABC1 and younger elements to a greater degree.
▪ Such incidents happen with greater or lesser degrees of seriousness at regular intervals in all our lives.
▪ The layout below allows the owner to live in a high degree of comfort.
▪ The worship incorporates dreams, healing, trances, and a high degree of lay participation.
▪ Where there is a high degree of skill division then more formalized and externalized co-ordination and control will be required.
▪ The Inland Revenue was particularly welcoming to those with a higher degree.
▪ The two explanations above show a high degree of commonality in their reasoning.
▪ Equally, so-called autonomous bodies are subject to a high degree of central government control.
▪ This means that a higher body temperature is associated with a higher degree of alertness or a smaller amount of fatigue.
▪ Young physicians entering their first research post and hoping for a higher degree are vulnerable and naive.
▪ He has long since withdrawn his name from Who's Who, declines to accept honorary degrees and refuses to be interviewed.
▪ Awards: Erma Bombeck holds 15 honorary degrees.
▪ He was awarded several honorary degrees in recognition of this intellectual and institutional contribution.
▪ Meanwhile Baroness Thatcher has become Chancellor of the private university at Buckingham and hands out her own honorary degrees.
▪ They will receive honorary degrees at the university's Commemoration Day ceremony in the Barony Hall next month.
▪ His acceptance of an honorary degree from the anti-Catholic Bob Jones University in 1999 continues to stir controversy.
▪ A number of joint degree courses are available.
▪ The wide range of joint degrees available reflects the extent to which Linguistics relates to other subject areas.
▪ The joint degree in Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence is unique in Britain.
▪ There is also a diagram of the joint degrees in the Faculty of Arts on page 61.
▪ Alternatively, students might take a joint degree where equal time is spent on two subjects.
▪ Reductions in bus passenger and car rear seat passenger casualties have contributed in large degree to this decrease.
▪ This issue was to a large degree manufactured.
▪ What's more, the institutions that were set up allowed nation states a large degree of autonomy.
▪ The development of such drugs would overcome, to a large degree, the problem of compliance with disulfiram treatment.
▪ Even without him playing the improvement in the defence must be due to a large degree to his presence.
▪ The difference in baselines between these two groups results from the large degree of individual variation in salivary secretion.
▪ It was an unspectacular, stable society, like the Basque Provinces enjoying a large degree of local autonomy.
▪ There is a large degree of uncertainty about the extent to which women worked underground in the eighteenth-century coal industry.
▪ We all of us have needs that are practical as well as those that are to a greater or lesser degree intellectual or theoretical.
▪ So did some leaders in Mesa, Chandler and Scottsdale, cities that participated to a lesser degree.
▪ To a much lesser degree, retailing may share some such characteristic.
▪ To some greater or lesser degree, it fits in the parenting section of their life.
▪ Such incidents happen with greater or lesser degrees of seriousness at regular intervals in all our lives.
▪ One can argue that transfer payments involve a lesser degree of government intervention in the economy than do government purchases.
▪ Each of these premises can be seen acting to a greater or lesser degree in the siting of any particular settlement.
▪ Overall, these various proportional systems achieve a greater or lesser degree of proportionality in representation.
▪ They maintain a significant degree of nuclear strength.
▪ Most of them, though recognizable as paintings, are to a significant degree photographic in form.
▪ The concentration of phospholipids was also higher in the cholesterol gall stone patients but not to a significant degree.
▪ The romance of the movies was to a significant degree an entrepreneurial romance.
▪ Expenditure on research assistants might also save a significant degree of time and money in the long run.
▪ Voting discipline is very high and there is a significant degree of cohesion.
▪ The upshot of all this is that takeovers involve a significant degree of risk for offerors.
▪ Before addressing it, I must set out the facts, which are not in dispute to any significant degree.
▪ It also makes an ideal text to support an undergraduate degree course in analytical chemistry.
▪ The $ 100, 000-plus cost of a Harvard or Yale undergraduate degree affects only a tiny minority.
▪ People with excellent undergraduate degrees should not be deterred from applying.
▪ Within this population there will be a mix of undergraduate, postgraduate degree, diploma and certificate students.
▪ With varying degrees of vigour, officials tried to stamp it out.
▪ Every one of us has prejudices of some kind in varying degrees.
▪ In other jurisdictions community treatment orders have been introduced with varying degrees of success.
▪ It was also where criminals could be questioned, with varying degree, away from the more public places.
▪ It is not that varying degrees of procedural protection should not exist: the range of licences demands this diversity.
▪ Everyone knows that there are various formats and varying degrees of emphasis on management and work force.
▪ They had all reached the market with varying degrees of success.
▪ The varying degrees of purity of native gold involved different melting-points.
▪ I was convinced that without a college degree I could never succeed.
▪ Many industrial production managers have a college degree in business administration or industrial engineering.
▪ And no more than one in twenty earned a college degree.
▪ When Helen and I had children, we were both determined that they would get their college degrees.
▪ The path is somewhat different for those who enter without a college degree or do not go through the internship program.
▪ White men with high school diplomas earn more than Hispanic women with college degrees.
▪ Seventy-six percent of the delegates have either a college degree or post-graduate degrees.
▪ Such things were important in the Johnson household, where all five of the children went on to receive college degrees.
▪ The department offers general and honours degree courses in nursing.
▪ He nudges the Rushmore with half- degree course changes.
▪ The University and the City of Edinburgh provide an ideal environment for the degree course, academically and physically.
▪ The normal duration of these degree courses is four years.
▪ Normal entrance requirements for degree courses should apply, and parallel courses should make differentiated demands on students.
▪ More often, though, they - like degree courses at universities - are termed higher education.
▪ Many physics students, and almost all physical science students, had an instrumental attitude towards their degree courses.
▪ He also earned a law degree before changing his name from Margulois to Merrick and moving to New York in 1939.
▪ He earned a law degree in 1934, but he never practiced that kind of law at that kind of bar.
▪ The law degree has two different roles.
▪ How many mechanics have a law degree behind them or a management degree to deal with this?
▪ He was awarded a law degree at the Sorbonne, where he flirted with the extreme right.
▪ I liked what he had to say about law as vocation, and all the diverse possibilities a law degree introduced.
▪ Dole got her law degree from Harvard, while Clinton took hers at Yale.
▪ He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1962 and received a law degree from Yale University law school.
▪ Social class 1 consists of occupations requiring a university degree or high professional equivalent.
▪ Many students now choose to complete an apprenticeship and then pursue a university degree to improve their job prospects.
▪ Those with a university degree rose by twelve percent.
▪ There are university degree programs that teach less on the subject than this two-character play does in a couple of hours.
▪ It offers multilingual and interdisciplinary curriculum at University degree level.
▪ Traditionally, public university degrees have carried far greater social prestige.
▪ George joined the ranks of the executive high-flyers, those with university degrees, I joined in a much humbler capacity.
▪ For the past year has spent her spare moments studying for an Open University degree in science and technology.
▪ Within the burrow, the spadefoot achieves a high degree of protection from the relentless heat of the desert sand above.
▪ Mary achieved a high degree of competence in all projects.
▪ Although it is possible to achieve some degree of change without top-level commitment, that change is likely to be ephemeral at best.
▪ Many habitual drinkers of caffeine-containing beverages find that they must increase their dose to achieve the preferred degree of stimulation.
▪ Implement the changes to the filing references proposed by the Filing Working Party, to achieve some degree of commonality. 2.
▪ In that way he achieves the highest degree of attention to detail.
▪ Rank-this depends on the degree of metamorphism.
▪ They even went beyond the photogram which, though made without the camera, still depended on a degree of photographic manipulation.
▪ The breeding season lasts from late spring until late summer, depending to some degree upon temperature.
▪ The risks of these complications depend, to some degree, on whether the condition is primary or secondary.
▪ The creation of meaning depends on the degree of match between the language available and the intention of the user.
▪ The other subjects taken depend upon the degree course chosen.
▪ The answer depends, to some degree, on the effectiveness of those who have been active in the intervening years.
▪ He also earned a law degree before changing his name from Margulois to Merrick and moving to New York in 1939.
▪ He earned a law degree in 1934, but he never practiced that kind of law at that kind of bar.
▪ And no more than one in twenty earned a college degree.
▪ One of my many dear children earned himself a creditable degree in environmental sciences a couple of years ago.
▪ Telbis-Preis went to college in the city of Timisoara and earned a structural engineering degree.
▪ Sachs got his degree in biology from Yale University and went on to earn degrees in medicine and film from Stanford University.
▪ Bhutto earned degrees at Harvard and Oxford.
▪ These more favoured subcontractors, however, gain a greater degree of continuity at the expense of wider variations in profits.
▪ Wirral-born Mike joined the company in 1979 from Newcastle University where he gained a chemical engineering degree.
▪ If you wish, you can go on from there to gain an Honours degree.
▪ However for AEs the figures were virtually identical with those of standard entrants. 2% more SEs gained good degrees than NSEs.
▪ After leaving Richmond School, he gained a degree in sports studies at Newcastle Polytechnic.
▪ She gained a degree in both languages and subsequently enroled in our course.
▪ Only 25.4% gained a good degree compared with 32.1% of the SEs and 30.1% of the NSEs as a whole.
▪ Jones International, a for-profit university, recently caused controversy by gaining full degree accreditation.
▪ One good thing which happened immediately was that Universities offered shortened degree courses to suitably qualified ex-service men.
▪ In 1994, over 100 colleges and universities offered 4-year degree programs in construction management or construction science.
▪ The department offers general and honours degree courses in nursing.
▪ And three, they offer a high degree of customer service.
▪ The Department of Economic and Social History offers two single honours degrees.
▪ They're not offering a degree in stage management or a pass for being a good actor or actress.
▪ The University also offers Master's degrees by research lasting 12 months.
▪ Now it's signed a deal with Swindon College, agreeing to offer joint degrees, with a view to applying for University status.
▪ They will receive honorary degrees at the university's Commemoration Day ceremony in the Barony Hall next month.
▪ Such things were important in the Johnson household, where all five of the children went on to receive college degrees.
▪ He received a master's degree in agricultural economics and a doctorate in economics and marketing from Cornell University.
▪ Students who successfully complete the work will receive a new degree, a graduate certificate in public health.
▪ She received her master's degree in health service administration from the University of Oregon, Eugene.
▪ After receiving a degree there, he received a medical degree from George Washington University.
▪ Leo's, he received a bachelor's degree in sociology, with a minor in literature.
▪ To read in such a small bar code successfully requires a very high degree of resolution.
▪ And it requires no very high degree of education to convince them of this.
▪ To accede to his arguments would require an unacceptable degree of judicial creativity.
▪ It was the final straw for those requiring some degree of musical consistency from the guy.
▪ It is obvious that this requires a high degree of commitment to regular practice, with punctuality and concentration during rehearsals.
▪ A 1992 Labor Department study found one in six college graduates doing work that did not generally require a college degree.
▪ The first is, yes, to show appreciation and respect - which various people require in varying degrees.
▪ It is a veiled warning to those who do not feel the required degree of appreciation.
▪ Furthermore, a monograph of any large tropical group will show varying degrees of recognition of the ecological requirements of different species.
▪ Job holders A profile of job holders shows a degree of resemblance to job seekers.
▪ Secondly, however, these clusters also show a certain degree of relatedness or overlap.
▪ She thought his parlor humor and penchant for sarcasm showed a certain degree of immaturity.
▪ The two explanations above show a high degree of commonality in their reasoning.
▪ Worse, there was no trend showing that the degree of recovery increased with age.
▪ The human brain shows a degree of complexity of a different order.
▪ However the study shows that the degree quality of the AEs is relatively weak.
▪ Possible worlds vary in their degree of resemblance to the actual world.
▪ In varying degrees, they incorporate into their own attitudes and actions the dysfunctional beliefs their organizations seem to be advocating.
▪ Depending upon the style of kungfu being practised, the forms vary in length and degrees of difficulty.
▪ The intensity of creative people varies in degree.
▪ Yet previous research indicates that members of senior management teams in these schools vary in the degree in which they collaborate.
▪ All of these folks, to varying degrees, have contributed to the new album as well.
▪ Both cells will see movement to the right but the direction seen will vary by 90 degrees.
▪ And each, to varying degrees, is a stereotype.
confer a title/degree/honour etc
▪ Poets confer honour neither on themselves nor on their work by using a sophisticated diction.
give sb the third degree
▪ I was just out with friends - you don't have to give me the third degree.
▪ Whenever one of my boyfriends came to the house, Dad would give them the third degree.
▪ And would Feargal now give him the third degree?
murder in the first degree
no small degree/achievement/task etc
▪ A large body of theory and no small degree of controversy exist relative to the treatment of uncertainty.
▪ The idea suggests alignment of individual goals and group purposes, no small achievement.
to the nth degree
▪ It's an exaggeration to the nth degree.
▪ a law degree
▪ Cohn has a degree in political science from the University of Chicago.
▪ Her dream is to get a degree in computer science and then get a high-paying job.
▪ It got down to 27 degrees last night.
▪ Maggie is doing a degree in psychology.
▪ To what degree is unemployment society's fault?
▪ An achieved status is entered as a result of some degree of purposive action and choice.
▪ And somehow-not solely by osmosis, either-we began acquiring that degree of skill and energy and initiative of quick intelligence.
▪ But do these programs really keep the pathway to a four-year degree open?
▪ Not all of these subjects, however, may necessarily be acceptable as admission requirements for particular degree courses or particular faculties.
▪ She never finished her advanced degree and was always about to lose her job as an adjunct.
▪ The best Scourie brown trout lochs require a fair degree of fitness to reach.
▪ The flexibility introduced into the system by the carriers means that each group is able to operate with a degree of autonomy.
▪ There is a large degree of mobility among public accountants, management accountants, and internal auditors.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Degree \De*gree"\, n. [F. degr['e], OF. degret, fr. LL. degradare. See Degrade.]

  1. A step, stair, or staircase. [Obs.]

    By ladders, or else by degree.
    --Rom. of R.

  2. One of a series of progressive steps upward or downward, in quality, rank, acquirement, and the like; a stage in progression; grade; gradation; as, degrees of vice and virtue; to advance by slow degrees; degree of comparison.

  3. The point or step of progression to which a person has arrived; rank or station in life; position. ``A dame of high degree.''
    --Dryden. ``A knight is your degree.''
    --Shak. ``Lord or lady of high degree.''

  4. Measure of advancement; quality; extent; as, tastes differ in kind as well as in degree.

    The degree of excellence which proclaims genius, is different in different times and different places.
    --Sir. J. Reynolds.

  5. Grade or rank to which scholars are admitted by a college or university, in recognition of their attainments; also, (informal) the diploma provided by an educational institution attesting to the achievement of that rank; as, the degree of bachelor of arts, master, doctor, etc.; to hang one's degrees on the office wall.

    Note: In the United States diplomas are usually given as the evidence of a degree conferred. In the humanities the first degree is that of bachelor of arts (B. A. or A. B.); the second that of master of arts (M. A. or A. M.). The degree of bachelor (of arts, science, divinity, law, etc.) is conferred upon those who complete a prescribed course of undergraduate study. The first degree in medicine is that of doctor of medicine (M. D.). The degrees of master and doctor are also conferred, in course, upon those who have completed certain prescribed postgraduate studies, as doctor of philosophy (Ph. D.); the degree of doctor is also conferred as a complimentary recognition of eminent services in science or letters, or for public services or distinction (as doctor of laws (LL. D.) or doctor of divinity (D. D.), when they are called honorary degrees.

    The youth attained his bachelor's degree, and left the university.

  6. (Genealogy) A certain distance or remove in the line of descent, determining the proximity of blood; one remove in the chain of relationship; as, a relation in the third or fourth degree.

    In the 11th century an opinion began to gain ground in Italy, that third cousins might marry, being in the seventh degree according to the civil law.

  7. (Arith.) Three figures taken together in numeration; thus, 140 is one degree, 222,140 two degrees.

  8. (Algebra) State as indicated by sum of exponents; more particularly, the degree of a term is indicated by the sum of the exponents of its literal factors; thus, a^ 2b^ 3c is a term of the sixth degree. The degree of a power, or radical, is denoted by its index, that of an equation by the greatest sum of the exponents of the unknown quantities in any term; thus, ax^ 4 + bx^ 2 = c, and mx^ 2y^ 2 + nyx = p, are both equations of the fourth degree.

  9. (Trig.) A 360th part of the circumference of a circle, which part is taken as the principal unit of measure for arcs and angles. The degree is divided into 60 minutes and the minute into 60 seconds.

  10. A division, space, or interval, marked on a mathematical or other instrument, as on a thermometer.

  11. (Mus.) A line or space of the staff.

    Note: The short lines and their spaces are added degrees.

    Accumulation of degrees. (Eng. Univ.) See under Accumulation.

    By degrees, step by step; by little and little; by moderate advances. ``I'll leave it by degrees.''

    Degree of a curve or Degree of a surface (Geom.), the number which expresses the degree of the equation of the curve or surface in rectilinear co["o]rdinates. A straight line will, in general, meet the curve or surface in a number of points equal to the degree of the curve or surface and no more.

    Degree of latitude (Geog.), on the earth, the distance on a meridian between two parallels of latitude whose latitudes differ from each other by one degree. This distance is not the same on different parts of a meridian, on account of the flattened figure of the earth, being 68.702 statute miles at the equator, and 69.396 at the poles.

    Degree of longitude, the distance on a parallel of latitude between two meridians that make an angle of one degree with each other at the poles -- a distance which varies as the cosine of the latitude, being at the equator 69.16 statute miles.

    To a degree, to an extreme; exceedingly; as, mendacious to a degree.

    It has been said that Scotsmen . . . are . . . grave to a degree on occasions when races more favored by nature are gladsome to excess.
    --Prof. Wilson.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 13c., from Old French degré (12c.) "a step (of a stair), pace, degree (of relationship), academic degree; rank, status, position," said to be from Vulgar Latin *degradus "a step," from Late Latin degredare, from Latin de- "down" (see de-) + gradus "step" (see grade (n.)).\n

\nMost modern senses date from Middle English, from notion of a hierarchy of steps. Meaning "a grade of crime" is 1670s; that of "a unit of temperature" is from 1727. The division of the circle into 360 degrees was known in Babylon and Egypt. It is perhaps from the daily motion of the sun through the zodiac in the course of a year.


n. 1 (context obsolete outside heraldry English) A step on a set of stairs; the rung of a ladder. (from 13th c.) 2 An individual step, or stage, in any process or scale of values. (from 13th c.) 3 A stage of rank or privilege; social standing. (from 13th c.) 4 (context genealogy English) A ‘step’ in genealogical descent. (from 14th c.) 5 (context now rare English) One's relative state or experience; way, manner. (from 14th c.) 6 The amount that an entity possesses a certain property; relative intensity, extent. (from 14th c.)

  1. n. a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality; "a moderate degree of intelligence"; "a high level of care is required"; "it is all a matter of degree" [syn: grade, level]

  2. a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process; "a remarkable degree of frankness"; "at what stage are the social sciences?" [syn: level, stage, point]

  3. an award conferred by a college or university signifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study; "he earned his degree at Princeton summa cum laude" [syn: academic degree]

  4. a unit of temperature on a specified scale; "the game was played in spite of the 40-degree temperature"

  5. a measure for arcs and angles; "there are 360 degrees in a circle" [syn: arcdegree]

  6. the highest power of a term or variable

  7. the seriousness of something (e.g., a burn or crime); "murder in the second degree"; "a second degree burn"

Degree (music)

In music theory, a scale degree is the name given to a particular note of a scale to specify its position relative to the tonic (the main note of the scale). The tonic is considered to be the first degree of the scale, from which each octave is assumed to begin.

Any musical scale may be thought to have degrees. However, the notion of scale degree is most commonly applied to scales in which a tonic is specified by definition, such as the 7-tone diatonic scales (e.g. the C-major scale C–D–E–F–G–A–B, in which C is the tonic). As for the 12-tone chromatic scale, the selection of a first degree is possible in theory, but arbitrary and not meaningful, because typically all the notes of a chromatic scale have the same importance.

The expression scale step is sometimes used as a synonym of scale degree, but it may also refer, perhaps more properly and less ambiguously, to the distance, or interval, between two successive scale degrees (see Steps and skips). Indeed, the terms whole step and half step are commonly used as interval names. The number of scale degrees and the distance between them together define a scale.

Degree (angle)

A degree (in full, a degree of arc, arc degree, or arcdegree), usually denoted by ° (the degree symbol), is a measurement of plane angle, defined by representing a full rotation as 360 degrees.

It is not an SI unit, as the SI unit for angles is radian, but it is mentioned in the SI brochure as an accepted unit. Because a full rotation equals 2 radians, one degree is equivalent to radians.

Degree (temperature)

The term degree is used in several scales of temperature. The symbol ° is usually used, followed by the initial letter of the unit, for example “°C” for degree(s) Celsius. A degree can be defined as a set change in temperature measured against a given scale, for example, one degree Celsius is one hundredth of the temperature change between the point at which water starts to change state from solid to liquid state and the point at which it starts to change from its gaseous state to liquid.

Degree (graph theory)

In graph theory, the degree (or valency) of a vertex of a graph is the number of edges incident to the vertex, with loops counted twice. The degree of a vertex v is denoted deg(v) or degv. The maximum degree of a graph G, denoted by Δ(G), and the minimum degree of a graph, denoted by δ(G), are the maximum and minimum degree of its vertices. In the graph on the right, the maximum degree is 5 and the minimum degree is 0. In a regular graph, all degrees are the same, and so we can speak of the degree of the graph.


Degree may refer to:

Usage examples of "degree".

To what but a cultivation of the mechanical arts in a degree disproportioned to the presence of the creative faculty, which is the basis of all knowledge, is to be attributed the abuse of all invention for abridging and combining labour, to the exasperation of the inequality of mankind?

Roman catholic apostolic church, conserved in Calcata, were deserving of simple hyperduly or of the fourth degree of latria accorded to the abscission of such divine excrescences as hair and toenails.

Loiterers assembled, but no one came to draw the vehicle, and by degrees the dismal truth leaked out that the three coolies who had been impressed for the occasion had all absconded, and that four policemen were in search of them.

Once the two-hundred-foot abseiling rope was on the ground, Joe and Fat Boy would start to ease themselves out of the heli so that their feet were on the deck and their bodies were at forty-five degrees to the ground.

Matter, then, thus brought to order must lose its own nature in the supreme degree unless its baseness is an accidental: if it is base in the sense of being Baseness the Absolute, it could never participate in order, and, if evil in the sense of being Evil the Absolute, it could never participate in good.

Creed are exceptional: the absolutist passion with which these beliefs are held and the degree to which they are integral to American nationalism.

The degree of acidity of the secretion varied somewhat on the glands of the same leaf.

Christians either desirous or capable of acquiring, to any considerable degree, the encumbrance of landed property.

This peculiar fact imparted to the contest a degree of personal acrimony and political rancor never before exhibited in the biennial election of representatives in Congress.

Thus, since the very reality of its Nature is situated in Non-Being, it is in no degree the Actualization of any definite Being.

Nature is situated in Non-Being, it is in no degree the Actualization of any definite Being.

Kosmos that produced the human brain are being, to some degree, recognized by that brain: in this special sense, they are discoveries, un-coveries, recognitions, anamnesias, recollections, apprehensions of patterns and worldspaces present as potentials but only now being actualized or apprehended in individual cases.

Most of the crew suffered from some degree of nausea while adapting to microgravity, and those especially affected, such as AH Tillman and Alex Dyachkov, are still prone to attacks if they spin around too quickly, or if they find themselves without an absolute reference point.

He was one of those present when the King abdicated in favor of his son, along with Addis and myself and members of every degree, from bishops to serfs.

He was in the cedar parlour, that adjoined the great hall, laid upon a couch, and suffering a degree of anguish from his wound, which few persons could have disguised, as he did.