degree - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
noun 

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/dɪˈɡriː/
singulardegree
pluraldegrees
  1. 1
    [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.

    25° Celsius

  2. 2
    [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.

  3. 3
    [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 results.

    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.

  4. 4
    [countable] a course of study at a university, or the qualification that you get after completing the course

    a biology degree

    degree in:

    a master’s degree in English literature

    do/take a degree:

    She’s doing a degree at Exeter University.