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Definition of degree

What is the definition of "degree"?
  • de•greenoun
  • 1. One of a series of steps in a process, course, or progression; a stage: proceeded to the next degree of difficulty.
    2. A step in a direct hereditary line of descent or ascent: First cousins are two degrees from their common ancestor.
    3. Relative social or official rank, dignity, or position.
    4. Relative intensity or amount, as of a quality or attribute: a high degree of accuracy.
    5. The extent or measure of a state of being, an action, or a relation: modernized their facilities to a large degree.

Use "degree" in a sentence
  • "No man is so wicked _but_ (conjunctive adverb) he loves virtue = No man is wicked _to that degree in which_ he loves _not_ virtue (_so_ = _to that degree_, _but_ = _in which not_)."

    "If it seems to be rolled to a width beyond the normal degree, it should be classified as if rolled only to the normal degree_."

    "In whatsoever degree more of the _man_ and less of the _mechanics_ appear, _in that degree_ is the result a work of art."

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