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  • n  a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
    it is all a matter of degree
  • n  a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process
    a remarkable degree of frankness
  • n  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
  • n  a measure for arcs and angles
    there are 360 degrees in a circle
  • n  the highest power of a term or variable
  • n  a unit of temperature on a specified scale
    the game was played in spite of the 40-degree temperature
  • n  the seriousness of something (e.g., a burn or crime)
    murder in the second degree
    a second degree burn

  • WHASSUP, DOCS? When it comes to honorary degrees, nobody beats Bill Cosby, who has (his spokesman thinks) more than 100.
  • Thus while first-degree burns appear red and swollen and are painful to the touch, they usually heal on their own.
  • Evidences of public disapproval of the so-called "third degree" multiply.
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  • 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.
    June 12, 2013 - ABC 7 Chicago
  • 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
    June 11, 2013 - Hood County News
  • 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 ...
    June 11, 2013 - PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  • Muir Russell in USA Today
    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."
  • David Cameron in Newsweek (blog)
    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...
  • Barack Obama in AFP
    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...

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