- the sum of the exponents of the variables in an algebraic term: x3 and 2x2y are terms of degree three.
- the term of highest degree of a given equation or polynomial: The expression 3x2y + y2+ 1 is of degree three.
- the exponent of the derivative of highest order appearing in a given differential equation.
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Idioms for degree
- to a considerable extent; exceedingly.
- to a small extent; somewhat: He is to a degree difficult to get along with.
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So this was seen as perhaps the first known use of this degree to enact a large data grab.Podcast: COVID-19 is helping turn Brazil into a surveillance state|Anthony Green|September 16, 2020|MIT Technology Review
While it’s unclear how exactly Opendoor is now faring financially, shares of competitors Redfin and Zillow—which have also jumped into the iBuying market, though to a lesser degree—have breached all-time highs.
Crop yields, though, will drop sharply with every degree of warming.Climate Change Will Force a New American Migration|by Abrahm Lustgarten, photography by Meridith Kohut|September 15, 2020|ProPublica
After his two years in the Peace Corps, Hastings went back to school — this time to Stanford for a graduate degree in computer science.What if Your Company Had No Rules? (Bonus Episode)|Maria Konnikova|September 12, 2020|Freakonomics
ByteDance is in the mix, along with Microsoft, Walmart and other companies to a lesser degree, like Oracle.China may kill TikTok’s U.S. operations rather than see them sold|Alex Wilhelm|September 11, 2020|TechCrunch
Investigators will focus on whether the sudden emergency was so extreme that no degree of pilot skill would have helped.Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly?|Clive Irving|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Dean Todd remained my friend until I graduated in 1988, with my degree in English literature.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She had enrolled at Maimonides University in North Miami Beach in order to work towards a degree in clinical sexology.
Laskey, who earned a degree in psychology, enjoys painting and poetry.The Moms of Monster Jam Drive Trucks, Buck Macho Culture|Eliza Krigman|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I certainly would not have anticipated the degree to which this has become a huge issue again,” he says.The Agony of Cosby’s Biographer: Why Mark Whitaker Ignored Rape Allegations|Lloyd Grove|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I dreamt of writing books, and I tried it, after taking my degree, but I did not succeed.The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume III (of 8)|Guy de Maupassant
Wait until I get my degree, and the law cases come pouring in on me, with big fees—say, maybe I could give your dad some points!For the Honor of Randall|Lester Chadwick
Coffee loses weight during the roasting process, the loss varying according to the degree of roasting and the nature of the bean.All About Coffee|William H. Ukers
The difference between articles of one or another description, is a difference in degree only.
All social cohesion and co-operation rest on this comprehension, and are limited by its degree of perfection.Illusions|James Sully
British Dictionary definitions for degree
- a unit of latitude or longitude, divided into 60 minutes, used to define points on the earth's surface or on the celestial sphere
- a point or line defined by units of latitude and/or longitude
- the highest power or the sum of the powers of any term in a polynomial or by itselfx 4 + x + 3 and xyz ² are of the fourth degree
- the greatest power of the highest order derivative in a differential equation
Derived forms of degreedegreeless, adjective
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Scientific definitions for degree
- A unit for measuring an angle or an arc of a circle. One degree is 1360 of the circumference of a circle.
- This unit used to measure latitude or longitude on the Earth's surface.
Cultural definitions for degree
In geometry, a unit of measurement of angles, 1/360 of a circle. In physics, a unit of temperature (see Celsius, Fahrenheit (see also Fahrenheit), and Kelvin scale). A degree on the Fahrenheit scale is smaller than a degree on the Celsius or Kelvin scale. Degrees on the Celsius and Kelvin scales are the same size.
Idioms and Phrases with degree
see by degrees; third degree; to some degree; to the nth degree.