What is degree?

  • (noun): An award conferred by a college or university signifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study.
    Example: "He earned his degree at Princeton summa cum laude"
    Synonyms: academic degree
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on degree, degrees:

Elliott Wave Principle - Degree
... underlie self-similar wave structures of increasing size or higher degree ... This signals that the movement of the wave one degree higher is upward ... to the five and three-wave structure which it underlies one degree higher ...
Aleksander Kwaśniewski - 1995–2005: Presidency - Degree
... In his candidate for presidency statement Kwaśniewski declared that he had graduated university studies ... Actually he had never written his master thesis, nor passed the university final exams and therefore had no master degree ...
Vladimir May-Mayevsky - Honors
... Stanislaus 3rd degree, 1900 Order of St ... Anne 3rd degree 1904 Order of St ... Stanislaus 2nd degree, 1906 Order of St ...
Education In Sweden - Higher Education - Advanced Level (avancerad Nivå)
... admitted to a programme at the advanced level, a student must have obtained a 3-year Swedish degree at the basic level or a corresponding degree from another country or some corresponding qualification ... The degrees that can be obtained at the advanced level are Degree of Master (One year) (magisterexamen), 1 year, 60 higher education credits Degree of Master (Two years) (masterexamen), 2 years, 120 higher ... The Degree of Master (Two years), masterexamen, is a new degree that is intended to be closely linked to continuing education at the graduate level ...
Yamashita Yoshiaki - Early Years
... He advanced to first degree black belt (shodan) rank in three months, fourth degree (yondan) ranking in two years, and sixth degree (rokudan) in fourteen ...

More definitions of "degree":

  • (noun): The highest power of a term or variable.
  • (noun): A measure for arcs and angles.
    Synonyms: arcdegree
  • (noun): A specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process.
    Example: "A remarkable degree of frankness"
    Synonyms: level, stage, point
  • (noun): A position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality.
    Example: "A moderate degree of intelligence"; "it is all a matter of degree"
    Synonyms: grade, level
  • (noun): The seriousness of something (e.g., a burn or crime).
    Example: "Murder in the second degree"; "a second degree burn"
  • (noun): A unit of temperature on a specified scale.
    Example: "The game was played in spite of the 40-degree temperature"

Famous quotes containing the word degree:

    I happen to feel that the degree of a person’s intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting attitudes she can bring to bear on the same topic.
    Lisa Alther (b. 1944)

    The degree to which the child-rearing professionals continue to be out of touch with reality is astounding. For example, a widely read manual on breast-feeding, devotes fewer than two pages to the working mother.
    Sylvia Ann Hewitt (20th century)

    When the world was half a thousand years younger all events had much sharper outlines than now. The distance between sadness and joy, between good and bad fortune, seemed to be much greater than for us; every experience had that degree of directness and absoluteness which joy and sadness still have in the mind of a child
    Johan Huizinga (1872–1945)