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degree/dɪˈgriː/noun
pluraldegrees
degree
/dɪˈgriː/
noun
pluraldegrees
Learner's definition of DEGREE  
[count]  : a unit for measuring temperature — abbreviation deg.
[count]  : a unit for measuring the size of an angle — abbreviation deg.
: an amount or level that can be measured or compared to another amount or level
[noncount]
[count]
— usually + of
[noncount]  : a measure of how severe or serious something is
[count]  : an official document and title that is given to someone who has successfully completed a series of classes at a college or university

by degrees

: very slowly : by a series of small changes

to some degree

alsoto a (certain) degree
: not completely but partly

to the nth degree

— see nth
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