Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun degree

7 senses of degree

Sense 1
degree, grade, level -- (a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality; "a moderate grade of intelligence"; "a high level of care is required"; "it is all a matter of degree")
       => property -- (a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class; "a study of the physical properties of atomic particles")

Sense 2
degree, level, stage, point -- (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?")
       => state -- (the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state")

Sense 3
academic degree, degree -- (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")
       => award, accolade, honor, honour, laurels -- (a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an award for bravery")

Sense 4
degree, arcdegree -- (a measure for arcs and angles; "there are 360 degrees in a circle")
       => angular unit -- (a unit of measurement for angles)

Sense 5
degree -- (the highest power of a term or variable)
       => exponent, power, index -- (a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself)

Sense 6
degree -- (a unit of temperature on a specified scale; "the game was played in spite of the 40-degree temperature")
       => temperature unit -- (a unit of measurement for temperature)

Sense 7
degree -- (the seriousness of something (e.g., a burn or crime); "murder in the second degree"; "a second degree burn")
       => magnitude -- (the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small); "they tried to predict the magnitude of the explosion"; "about the magnitude of a small pea")

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