Degree
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Degree
"Degree" means any earned award at the associate, baccalaureate, graduate, first professional or specialist levels that represents satisfactory completion of the requirements of a program or course of study or instruction beyond the secondary school level.
Degree
"Degree" means the angle of slope from the horizontal.
Degree

An award conferred by a college, university, or other postsecondary education institution as official recognition for the successful completion of a program of studies.

Degree

A certificate given by higher education institutions at several levels for successfully-completed courses of study.

Degree

A unit of angular measure represented by the symbol o. The circumference of a circle contains 360 degrees. When applied to the roughly spherical shape of the Earth for geographic and cartographic purposes, degrees are each divided into 60 minutes.

Degree

A unit of angular size. One degree is 1/360 of a full circle, or, conversely, there are 360 degrees in a circle.

Degree
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Diploma or title conferred by a college, university, or professional school upon completion of a prescribed program of studies.

Degree
  1. A unit of temperature.

  2. A unit of angular distance; 1/360 part of a circle.

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