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  1. [noun] a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality; "a moderate degree of intelligence"; "a high level of care is required"; "it is all a matter of degree"
    Synonyms: grade, level

  2. [noun] 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?"
    Synonyms: level, stage, point

  3. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: academic

  4. [noun] a unit of temperature on a specified scale; "the game was played in spite of the 40-degree temperature"

  5. [noun] a measure for arcs and angles; "there are 360 degrees in a circle"
    Synonyms: arc

  6. [noun] the highest power of a term or variable

  7. [noun] the seriousness of something (e.g., a burn or crime); "murder in the second degree"; "a second degree burn"


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