Updated: 04/12/2021 by Computer Hope

A degree may refer to any of the following:

Mercury thermometer showing a temperature of 40 degrees Celsius.

1. A degree is a unit of temperature. For example, a computer case monitor may display the temperature of a case being 92°.

2. A degree is a diploma awarded in the United States colleges and universities given to students upon completion of their objectives. These objectives vary on the difficulty, minor, length, and the college or university. Associate's degree, bachelor's degree, master's degree, and Ph.D. degree are all examples of the degrees.

3. With an angle or rotation, a degree describes how an object is moved or rotated. For example, if a picture were rotated 180°, it would be upside down.

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