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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A stage in the progress of something. Also: a unit used in measuring temperature.

Usage examples (42)
  • She advanced by degrees from office clerk to president.
  • It is all a matter of degree
  • A second degree burn
  • The game was played in spite of the 40-degree temperature for more
Tutoring comment
  • The mayor's "decree' (a legal or religious order) reduced the "degree" (the extent or amount of something) of graffiti downtown.
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