Word Focus

focusing on words and literature





Definitions and Synonyms of degree | Another word for degree | What is degree?

Definition 1: a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where degree or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a moderate grade of intelligence
  • a high level of care is required
  • it is all a matter of degree

Synonyms for degree in the sense of this definition

(degree is a kind of ...) a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class

"a study of the physical properties of atomic particles"

(... is a kind of degree ) a degree or grade of excellence or worth

"the quality of students has risen" "an executive of low caliber"

(... is a kind of degree ) the degree to which a sunscreen protects the skin from the direct rays of the sun

(... is a kind of degree ) the quality of being excessive and lacking in moderation

(... is a kind of degree ) quality of being moderate and avoiding extremes

(... is a kind of degree ) the level on a scale of amplitude

(... is a kind of degree ) the furthest or highest degree of something

"he carried it to extremes"

(... is a kind of degree ) a low or small degree of any quality (amount or force or temperature etc.)

"he took advantage of the lowness of interest rates"

(... is a kind of degree ) a low level or position or degree

"the stock market fell to a new low"

(... is a kind of degree ) high level or degree; the property of being intense

(... is a kind of degree ) the grade of particle fineness to which a substance is ground

"a coarse grind of coffee"

(... is a kind of degree ) degree of psychological or intellectual profundity

(... is a kind of degree ) a high degree (of amount or force etc.)

"responsible for the highness of the rates"

(... is a kind of degree ) a lofty level or position or degree

"summer temperatures reached an all-time high"

(... are attributes of degree) greater than normal in degree or intensity or amount

"a high temperature" "a high price" "the high point of his career" "high risks" "has high hopes" "the river is high" "he has a high opinion of himself"

(... are attributes of degree) less than normal in degree or intensity or amount

"low prices" "the reservoir is low"

(... are attributes of degree) moderate in type or degree or effect or force; far from extreme

"a mild winter storm" "a mild fever" "fortunately the pain was mild" "a mild rebuke" "mild criticism"

(... are attributes of degree) possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree

"intense heat" "intense anxiety" "intense desire" "intense emotion" "the skunk's intense acrid odor" "intense pain" "enemy fire was intense"

Definition 2: the seriousness of something (e.g., a burn or crime) - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where degree or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • murder in the second degree
  • a second degree burn

(degree is a kind of ...) the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small)

"they tried to predict the magnitude of the explosion" "about the magnitude of a small pea"

Definition 3: the highest power of a term or variable - [noun denoting cognition]

(degree is a kind of ...) a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself

(... is a kind of degree ) the sum of the exponents of the variables in the term

(... is a kind of degree ) the degree of the term in the polynomial that has the highest degree

(... is a kind of degree ) a degree of one

"all of the terms in a linear equation are of the first degree"

Definition 4: an award conferred by a college or university signifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where degree or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he earned his degree at Princeton summa cum laude

Synonyms for degree in the sense of this definition

(degree is a kind of ...) a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction

"an award for bravery"

(... is a kind of degree ) a degree granted by a two-year college on successful completion of the undergraduates course of studies

(... is a kind of degree ) an academic degree conferred on someone who has successfully completed undergraduate studies

(... is a kind of degree ) a university degree with honors

(... is a kind of degree ) an academic degree higher than a bachelor's degree but lower than a doctor's degree

(... is a kind of degree ) one of the highest earned academic degrees conferred by a university

(... is a kind of degree ) degree conferred on someone who successfully completes law school

(... is a kind of degree ) a degree conferred to honor the recipient

Definition 5: a measure for arcs and angles - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where degree or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there are 360 degrees in a circle

Synonyms for degree in the sense of this definition

(degree is a kind of ...) a unit of measurement for angles

(degree is a part of ...) a unit of angular distance equal to a 60th of a degree

(... is part of degree) a unit of angular distance equal to half a quadrant

(... is part of degree) a unit of angular distance equal to 60 degrees

Definition 6: a unit of temperature on a specified scale - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where degree or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the game was played in spite of the 40-degree temperature

(degree is a kind of ...) a unit of measurement for temperature

(... is a kind of degree ) a degree on the centigrade scale of temperature

(... is a kind of degree ) a degree on the Fahrenheit scale of temperature

Definition 7: a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process - [noun denoting state]

Samples where degree or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a remarkable degree of frankness
  • at what stage are the social sciences?

Synonyms for degree in the sense of this definition

(degree is a kind of ...) the way something is with respect to its main attributes

"the current state of knowledge" "his state of health" "in a weak financial state"

(... is a kind of degree ) the stage of pregnancy at which the mother first feels the movements of the fetus

(... is a kind of degree ) the state or degree of being ultimate; the final or most extreme in degree or size or time or distance

"the ultimacy of these social values"

(... is a kind of degree ) the highest degree of development of an art or technique at a particular time

"the state of the art in space travel"

(... is a kind of degree ) a level of existence or development

"he lived on a worldly plane"

(... is a kind of degree ) a level of material comfort in terms of goods and services available to someone or some group

"they enjoyed the highest standard of living in the country" "the lower the standard of living the easier it is to introduce an autocratic production system"

(... is a kind of degree ) the final point in a process

(... is a kind of degree ) the point or degree to which something extends

"the extent of the damage" "the full extent of the law" "to a certain extent she was right"

(... is a kind of degree ) the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development

"his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty" "the artist's gifts are at their acme" "at the height of her career" "the peak of perfection" "summer was at its peak" "...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame" "the summit of his ambition" "so many highest superlatives achieved by man" "at the top of his profession"

(... is a kind of degree ) ascending stages by which somebody or something can progress

"he climbed the career ladder"

(... is a kind of degree ) the most severe stage of a disease

More words

Another word for degrease

Another word for degrading

Another word for degrader

Another word for degraded

Another word for degrade

Another word for degree celsius

Another word for degree centigrade

Another word for degree day

Another word for degree fahrenheit

Another word for degree of a polynomial


Other word for degree of a polynomial

degree of a polynomial meaning and synonyms

How to pronounce degree of a polynomial