degree degree  /dɪ ˈɡri/


  1. (n) a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
  2. (n) a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process
  3. (n) an award conferred by a college or university signifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study
  4. (n) a measure for arcs and angles
  5. (n) the highest power of a term or variable
  6. (n) a unit of temperature on a specified scale
  7. (n) the seriousness of something (e.g., a burn or crime)


  1. Thus while first-degree burns appear red and swollen and are painful to the touch, they usually heal on their own.
  2. The second degree is to have your breast torn open and left prey to the vultures of the air.
  3. Most people know that college degrees include bachelor's, master's and doctor's, but they get lost in the abbreviations.


  1. Alex Spourdalakis' mother, godmother charged with first degree murder: Police

    First degree murder charges have been filed against the mother and godmother of a River Grove boy with severe autism.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: ABC 7 Chicago

  2. First 100-degree day predicted this week

    The first 100-degree day of the year for Hood County may be headed our way this week. The National Weather Service is predicting a high temperature of 100 degrees for Thursday. No blankets will be needed the rest of the week, either, with highs predicted at 98 or 99 each day. There is no rain in our forecast.… Read the rest
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Hood County News

  3. 360 Degree Analysis of the Latin American Automotive Aftermarket

    NEW YORK, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: 360 Degree Analysis of the Latin American Automotive Aftermarket ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "Their rigor and honesty as scientists are not in doubt," concluded the third and most comprehensive investigation into the emails. "But we do find that there has been a consistent pattern of failing to display the proper degree of openness."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Muir Russell Source: USA Today

  2. Of the inquiry's focus, Cameron said that "While there is no evidence that any British officer was directly engaged in torture in the aftermath of 9/11, there are questions over the degree to which British officers were working with foreign security...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: David Cameron Source: Newsweek (blog)

  3. "In an economy where jobs requiring at least an associate's degree are projected to grow twice as fast as jobs requiring no college experience, it's never been more essential to continue education and training after high school," Obama wrote in...
    on Jul 11, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: AFP

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