Date: | 1200-1300 |

Language: | Old French |

Origin: | degré, from Latin gradus 'step, grade' |

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de‧gree S3 W1

1 [countable] written abbreviation deg.TM a unit for measuring temperature. It can be shown as a symbol after a number. For example, 70º means 70 degrees : ** 20 degrees Celsius/70 degrees Fahrenheit/1 degree Centigrade etc**

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

The temperature dropped to five degrees Centigrade.

2 [countable] written abbreviation deg. a unit for measuring the size of an angle. It can be shown as a symbol after a number. For example, 18º means 18 degrees :

Then the cylinder is rotated 180 degrees.

3 [uncountable and countable] the level or amount of something

4## to a degree

also to some degree/to a certain degree partly :

To a degree, it is possible to educate oneself.

We're all willing to support him to some degree.

5 [countable] a course of study at a university or college, or the qualification that is given to you when you have successfully completed the course

an Honours degree

Definition of degree from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English within

the topic MEASUREMENT

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