What is degree?

  • (noun): The seriousness of something (e.g., a burn or crime).
    Example: "Murder in the second degree"; "a second degree burn"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on degree, degrees:

Elliott Wave Principle - Degree
... wave structures of increasing size or higher degree ... This signals that the movement of the wave one degree higher is upward ... to the five and three-wave structure which it underlies one degree higher ...
Education In Sweden - Higher Education - Advanced Level (avancerad Nivå)
... at the advanced level, a 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) (masterexame ... 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "degree":

  • (noun): The highest power of a term or variable.
  • (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 unit of temperature on a specified scale.
    Example: "The game was played in spite of the 40-degree temperature"
  • (noun): A measure for arcs and angles.
    Synonyms: arcdegree
  • (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): 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

Famous quotes containing the word degree:

    I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

    Never before has a civilization reached such a degree of a contempt for life; never before has a generation, drowned in mortification, felt such a rage to live.
    Raoul Vaneigem (b. 1934)

    A certain degree of ceremony is a necessary outwork of manners, as well as of religion; it keeps the forward and petulant at a proper distance, and is a very small restraint to the sensible and to the well-bred part of the world.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)