## DEGREE

### Degree

A degree, usually denoted by °, is a measurement of plane angle, representing 1360 of a full rotation. It is not an SI unit, as the SI unit for angles is radian, but it is mentioned in the SI brochure as an accepted unit. Because a full rotation equals 2π radians, one degree is equivalent to π/180 radians.

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### degree

#### Noun

1. A step on a set of stairs; the rung of a ladder.
2. An individual step, or stage, in any process or scale of values.
3. A stage of rank or privilege; social standing.
4. A ‘step’ in genealogical descent.
5. One's relative state or experience; way, manner.
6. The amount that an entity possesses a certain property; relative intensity, extent.
7. A stage of proficiency or qualification in a course of study, now especially an award bestowed by a university or, in some countries, a college, as a certification of academic achievement. (In the United States, can include secondary schools.)
8. A unit of measurement of angle equal to 1/360 of a circle's circumference.
9. A unit of measurement of temperature on any of several scales, such as Celsius or Fahrenheit.
10. The sum of the exponents of a term; the order of a polynomial.
11. The number of edges that a vertex takes part in; a valency.
12. The curvature of a circular arc, expressed as the angle subtended by a fixed length of arc or chord.

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