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noun degree pronunciation in American English /dɪˈɡri/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] an amount of something such as a feeling or a quality
    The job requires a high degree of skill.
    The schools have had varying degrees of success in improving their test scores.
    some degree of something (=a small amount of something): The project has had some degree of success.
    to a/some degree (=partly): What you say is true to some degree.
    to a large degree: To a large degree it is parents who should take the blame.
  2. 2
    [countable] a qualification that you get after completing a course at a college or university
    a biology degree
    degree in: a master’s degree in English literature
  3. 3
    [countable] a unit for measuring temperature. Measurements are often expressed as a number followed by the symbol °
    It will probably be a few degrees colder by the weekend.
    82° Fahrenheit
  4. 4
    [countable] a unit for measuring angles. Measurements are often expressed as a number followed by the symbol °
    The two lines meet at a 90° angle.


a meal served in the evening which consists of foods traditionally eaten at breakfast

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