What is degree?

  • (noun): A position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality.
    Example: "A moderate degree of intelligence"; "it is all a matter of degree"
    Synonyms: grade, level
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on degree, degrees:

Yamashita Yoshiaki - Early Years
... He advanced to first degree black belt (shodan) rank in three months, fourth degree (yondan) ranking in two years, and sixth degree (rokudan) in fourteen years ...
Aleksander Kwaśniewski - 1995–2005: Presidency - Degree
... In his candidate for presidency statement Kwaśniewski declared that he had graduated university studies ... Actually he had never written his master thesis, nor passed the university final exams and therefore had no master degree ...
Education In Sweden - Higher Education - Advanced Level (avancerad Nivå)
... student must have obtained a 3-year Swedish degree at the basic level or a corresponding degree from another country or some corresponding qualification ... The degrees that can be obtained at the advanced level are Degree of Master (One year) (magisterexamen), 1 year, 60 higher education credits Degree of Master (Two years) (masterexamen), 2 years ... The Degree of Master (Two years), masterexamen, is a new degree that is intended to be closely linked to continuing education at the graduate level ...
Vladimir May-Mayevsky - Honors
... Stanislaus 3rd degree, 1900 Order of St ... Anne 3rd degree 1904 Order of St ... Stanislaus 2nd degree, 1906 Order of St ...
Elliott Wave Principle - Degree
... underlie self-similar wave structures of increasing size or higher degree ... This signals that the movement of the wave one degree higher is upward ... geometry begins to unfold according to the five and three-wave structure which it underlies one degree higher ...

More definitions of "degree":

  • (noun): A specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process.
    Example: "A remarkable degree of frankness"
    Synonyms: level, stage, point
  • (noun): A measure for arcs and angles.
    Synonyms: arcdegree
  • (noun): The seriousness of something (e.g., a burn or crime).
    Example: "Murder in the second degree"; "a second degree burn"
  • (noun): A unit of temperature on a specified scale.
    Example: "The game was played in spite of the 40-degree temperature"
  • (noun): An award conferred by a college or university signifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study.
    Example: "He earned his degree at Princeton summa cum laude"
    Synonyms: academic degree
  • (noun): The highest power of a term or variable.

Famous quotes containing the word degree:

    Take but degree away, untune that string,
    And hark what discord follows!
    ...
    Force should be right, or, rather, right and wrong—
    Between whose endless jar justice resides—
    Should lose their names, and so should justice too.
    Then everything includes itself in power,
    Power into will, will into appetite;
    And appetite, an universal wolf,
    So doubly seconded with will and power,
    Must make perforce an universal prey,
    And last eat up himself.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    When the world was half a thousand years younger all events had much sharper outlines than now. The distance between sadness and joy, between good and bad fortune, seemed to be much greater than for us; every experience had that degree of directness and absoluteness which joy and sadness still have in the mind of a child
    Johan Huizinga (1872–1945)

    Men commonly couple with their idea of marriage a slight degree at least of sensuality; but every lover, the world over, believes in its inconceivable purity.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)