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degree

de·gree

degree

 
pronunciation:
dih gri
phrases:
to a degree, by degrees
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a stage or step in a course of action.
I am learning to play the guitar by degrees.
synonyms:
level, phase, stage, step
similar words:
notch, scale
definition 2: measure or amount.
Skiing takes a high degree of skill.
synonyms:
extent, scale
similar words:
amount, breadth, gauge, level, magnitude, measure, pitch, quality, quantity, size, volume
definition 3: a unit for measuring temperature.
The temperature today is 82 degrees.
synonyms:
grade
similar words:
notch, point, scale, standard, value
definition 4: a title given by a university or college to a student who has completed a program of study.
He has degrees in business and law.
similar words:
diploma
phrase: to a degree
phrase: by degrees
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