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degree

Pronunciation: de-gre'

Definition:

  1. One of the divisions on the scale of a measuring instrument such as a thermometer, barometer, etc. see Comparative Temperature Scales appendix.
  2. The 360th part of the circumference of a circle.
  3. A position or rank within a graded series.
  4. A measure of damage to tissue.

See: scale

[Fr. degré; L. gradus, a step]

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