# Degree facts for kids

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Degree may refer to:

## As a unit of measurement

• Degree (angle), a unit of angle measurement
• Degree symbol (°), a notation used in science, engineering, and mathematics
• Degree (temperature), any of various units of temperature measurement
• Degree API, a measure of density in the petroleum industry
• Degree Baumé, a pair of density scales
• Degree Brix, a measure of sugar concentration
• Degree Gay-Lussac, a measure of the alcohol content of a liquid by volume, ranging from 0° to 100°
• Degree proof, or simply proof, the alcohol content of a liquid, ranging from 0° to 175° in the UK, and from 0° to 200° in the U.S.
• Degree of curvature, a unit of curvature measurement, used in civil engineering
• Degrees of freedom (mechanics), the number of displacements or rotations needed to define the position and orientation of a body
• Degrees of freedom (physics and chemistry), a concept describing dependence on a countable set of parameters
• Degree of frost, a unit of temperature measurement
• Degrees Lintner, a measure of enzymatic activity
• Degrees Lovibond, a measure of transparency
• Degree of unsaturation, in organic chemistry, also known as the index of hydrogen deficiency or rings plus double bonds
• dGH, degrees of general hardness of water
• Degree of carbonate hardness of water (degree KH)

## In mathematics

• Degree of a polynomial, the exponent of its term with the highest exponent
• Degree of a field extension
• Degree of an algebraic number field, its degree as a field extension of the rational numbers
• Degree of an algebraic variety
• Degree (graph theory), or valency, the number of edges incident to a vertex of a graph
• Degree of a continuous mapping, a generalization of winding number
• Degrees of freedom (statistics), the number of values in the final calculation of a statistic that are free to vary
• Degree of a character in representation theory
• Degree of unsolvability in recursion theory
• Degree of a central simple algebra
• Degree of a permutation group, the number of elements it permutes
• Degree of a differential equation, the power of the highest derivative therein
• Degree of a root

## In education

Academic degree, an academic rank, title or award

• Substantive degree ranks from lowest to highest
• Particular degrees (focus or method)
• Engineer's degree
• Specialist degree
• Lambeth degree
• External degree
• Microdegree
• Honorary degrees

Vocational degree, an award in vocational education

## Other measures

• Degree (music), identification of a note in a scale by its relation to the tonic
• Degree of inventiveness in inventions and patents
• Degree of separation in connectivity between groups (first degree is closest)
• Degree of relationship, in kinship between individuals (first degree is closest)
• Comparison (grammar) - degrees of comparison include positive, comparative, and superlative (e.g. "good", "better", and "best", respectively)
• The severity of a crime, e.g., first degree murder (first degree is worst)
• The intensity of a burn (the higher the worse)
• A level of initiation, often used in fraternal organizations
• A ranking of black belt, in certain martial arts

## People

• Asha Jaquilla Degree (born 1990), an American child who went missing in 2000

## Brands

• Da Degrees, Canadian record label and hip hop collective
• Degree (deodorant), a brand of antiperspirant

## Other uses

• Degree (freemasonry)
• Degree of Knights Templar (Freemasonry), a special case of a degree in freemasonry
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