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Degree vs. Grade

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Degreenoun

A step on a set of stairs; the rung of a ladder.

Gradenoun

A rating.

‘I gave him a good grade for effort.’;

Degreenoun

An individual step, or stage, in any process or scale of values.

Gradenoun

The performance of an individual or group on an examination or test, expressed by a number, letter, or other symbol; a score.

‘He got a good grade on the test.’; ‘This fine-grade coin from 1837 is worth a good amount.’;

Degreenoun

A stage of rank or privilege; social standing.

Gradenoun

A degree or level of something; a position within a scale; a degree of quality.

Degreenoun

(genealogy) A ‘step’ in genealogical descent.

Gradenoun

A slope (up or down) of a roadway or other passage

‘The grade of this hill is more than 5 percent.’;

Degreenoun

One's relative state or experience; way, manner.

Gradenoun

A level of primary and secondary education.

‘Clancy is entering the fifth grade this year.’; ‘Clancy starts grade five this year.’;

Degreenoun

The amount that an entity possesses a certain property; relative intensity, extent.

‘To what degree do the two accounts of the accident concur?’;

Gradenoun

A student of a particular grade (used with the grade level).

‘The grade fives are on a field trip.’;

Degreenoun

A stage of proficiency or qualification in a course of study, now especially an award bestowed by a university or, in some countries, a college, as a certification of academic achievement. (In the United States, can include secondary schools.)

‘She has two bachelor's degrees and is studying towards a master's degree.’;

Gradenoun

An area that has been flattened by a grader (construction machine).

Degreenoun

(geometry) A unit of measurement of angle equal to 1/360 of a circle's circumference.

‘A right angle is a ninety degree angle.’; ‘Most humans have a field of vision of almost 180 degrees.’;

Gradenoun

The level of the ground.

‘This material absorbs moisture and is probably not a good choice for use below grade.’;

Degreenoun

(physics) A unit of measurement of temperature on any of several scales, such as Celsius or Fahrenheit.

‘180 degrees Fahrenheit is equivalent to 100 degrees Celsius.’; ‘Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius.’;

Gradenoun

(mathematics) A gradian.

Degreenoun

(algebra) The sum of the exponents of a term; the order of a polynomial.

‘A quadratic polynomial is a polynomial of degree 2.’;

Gradenoun

(geometry) In a linear system of divisors on an n-dimensional variety, the number of free intersection points of n generic divisors.

Degreenoun

The dimensionality of a field extension.

‘The set of complex numbers constitutes a field extension of degree 2 over the real numbers.’; ‘The Galois field \operatorname{GF}(125) = \operatorname{GF}(5^3) has degree 3 over its subfield \operatorname{GF}(5).’;

Gradenoun

A harsh scraping or cutting; a grating.

Degreenoun

(graph theory) The number of edges that a vertex takes part in; a valency.

Gradenoun

(systematics) A taxon united by a level of morphological or physiological complexity that is not a clade.

Degreenoun

(logic) The number of logical connectives in a formula.

Gradenoun

(medicine) The degree of malignity of a tumor expressed on a scale.

Degreenoun

(surveying) The curvature of a circular arc, expressed as the angle subtended by a fixed length of arc or chord.

Gradeverb

To assign scores to the components of an academic test.

Degreenoun

(geography) A unit of measurement of latitude and longitude which together identify a location on the Earth's surface.

Gradeverb

To assign a score to overall academic performance.

Degreenoun

(grammar) Any of the three stages (positive, comparative, superlative) in the comparison of an adjective or an adverb.

Gradeverb

To organize in grades.

Degreenoun

A step, stair, or staircase.

‘By ladders, or else by degree.’;

Gradeverb

To flatten, level, or smooth a large surface.

Degreenoun

One of a series of progressive steps upward or downward, in quality, rank, acquirement, and the like; a stage in progression; grade; gradation; as, degrees of vice and virtue; to advance by slow degrees; degree of comparison.

Gradeverb

(sewing) To remove or trim part of a seam allowance from a finished seam so as to reduce bulk and make the finished piece more even when turned right side out.

Degreenoun

The point or step of progression to which a person has arrived; rank or station in life; position.

Gradeverb

(intransitive) To pass imperceptibly from one grade into another.

Degreenoun

Measure of advancement; quality; extent; as, tastes differ in kind as well as in degree.

‘The degree of excellence which proclaims genius, is different in different times and different places.’;

Gradenoun

A step or degree in any series, rank, quality, order; relative position or standing; as, grades of military rank; crimes of every grade; grades of flour.

‘They also appointed and removed, at their own pleasure,teachers of every grade.’;

Degreenoun

Grade or rank to which scholars are admitted by a college or university, in recognition of their attainments; also, (informal) the diploma provided by an educational institution attesting to the achievement of that rank; as, the degree of bachelor of arts, master, doctor, etc.; to hang one's degrees on the office wall.

‘The youth attained his bachelor's degree, and left the university.’;

Gradenoun

The rate of ascent or descent; gradient; deviation from a level surface to an inclined plane; - usually stated as so many feet per mile, or as one foot rise or fall in so many of horizontal distance; as, a heavy grade; a grade of twenty feet per mile, or of 1 in 264.

Degreenoun

A certain distance or remove in the line of descent, determining the proximity of blood; one remove in the chain of relationship; as, a relation in the third or fourth degree.

‘In the 11th century an opinion began to gain ground in Italy, that third cousins might marry, being in the seventh degree according to the civil law.’;

Gradenoun

The result of crossing a native stock with some better breed. If the crossbreed have more than three fourths of the better blood, it is called high grade.

Degreenoun

Three figures taken together in numeration; thus, 140 is one degree, 222,140 two degrees.

Gradeverb

To arrange in order, steps, or degrees, according to size, quality, rank, etc.

Degreenoun

State as indicated by sum of exponents; more particularly, the degree of a term is indicated by the sum of the exponents of its literal factors; thus, a2b3c is a term of the sixth degree. The degree of a power, or radical, is denoted by its index, that of an equation by the greatest sum of the exponents of the unknown quantities in any term; thus, ax4 + bx2 = c, and mx2y2 + nyx = p, are both equations of the fourth degree.

Gradeverb

To reduce to a level, or to an evenly progressive ascent, as the line of a canal or road.

Degreenoun

A 360th part of the circumference of a circle, which part is taken as the principal unit of measure for arcs and angles. The degree is divided into 60 minutes and the minute into 60 seconds.

Gradeverb

To cross with some better breed; to improve the blood of.

Degreenoun

A division, space, or interval, marked on a mathematical or other instrument, as on a thermometer.

‘It has been said that Scotsmen . . . are . . . grave to a degree on occasions when races more favored by nature are gladsome to excess.’;

Gradenoun

a body of students who are taught together;

‘early morning classes are always sleepy’;

Degreenoun

a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality;

‘a moderate degree of intelligence’; ‘a high level of care is required’; ‘it is all a matter of degree’;

Gradenoun

a relative position or degree of value in a graded group;

‘lumber of the highest grade’;

Degreenoun

a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process;

‘a remarkable degree of frankness’; ‘at what stage are the social sciences?’;

Gradenoun

the gradient of a slope or road or other surface;

‘the road had a steep grade’;

Degreenoun

an award conferred by a college or university signifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study;

‘he earned his degree at Princeton summa cum laude’;

Gradenoun

one-hundredth of a right angle

Degreenoun

a unit of temperature on a specified scale;

‘the game was played in spite of the 40-degree temperature’;

Gradenoun

a degree of ablaut

Degreenoun

a measure for arcs and angles;

‘there are 360 degrees in a circle’;

Gradenoun

a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance);

‘she made good marks in algebra’; ‘grade A milk’; ‘what was your score on your homework?’;

Degreenoun

the highest power of a term or variable

Gradenoun

the height of the ground on which something stands;

‘the base of the tower was below grade’;

Degreenoun

the seriousness of something (e.g., a burn or crime);

‘murder in the second degree’; ‘a second degree burn’;

Gradenoun

a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality;

‘a moderate degree of intelligence’; ‘a high level of care is required’; ‘it is all a matter of degree’;

Degreenoun

the amount, level, or extent to which something happens or is present

‘a question of degree’; ‘a degree of caution is probably wise’;

Gradenoun

a variety of cattle produced by crossbreeding with a superior breed

Degreenoun

a unit of measurement of angles, one ninetieth of a right angle or the angle subtended by one three-hundred-and-sixtieth of the circumference of a circle

‘set at an angle of 45 degrees’;

Gradeverb

assign a rank or rating to;

‘how would you rank these students?’; ‘The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide’;

Degreenoun

a unit in any of various scales of temperature, intensity, or hardness

‘water boils at 100 degrees Celsius’;

Gradeverb

level to the right gradient

Degreenoun

each of a set of grades (usually three) used to classify burns according to their severity.

Gradeverb

assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation;

‘grade tests’; ‘score the SAT essays’; ‘mark homework’;

Degreenoun

a legal grade of crime or offence, especially murder

‘second-degree murder’; ‘criminal conduct in the first degree’;

Gradeverb

determine the grade of or assign a grade to

Degreenoun

a step in direct genealogical descent

‘second-degree relatives’;

Gradenoun

a particular level of rank, quality, proficiency, or value

‘high-grade steel’; ‘sea salt is usually available in coarse or fine grades’;

Degreenoun

a position in a musical scale, counting upwards from the tonic or fundamental note

‘the lowered third degree of the scale’;

Gradenoun

a level in a salary or employment structure

‘clerical and secretarial grades’;

Degreenoun

the class into which an equation falls according to the highest power of unknowns or variables present

‘an equation of the second degree’;

Gradenoun

a level of importance allocated to a listed building

‘a Grade I listed building’;

Degreenoun

any of the three steps on the scale of comparison of gradable adjectives and adverbs, namely positive, comparative, and superlative.

Gradenoun

(in historical linguistics) a relative position in a series of forms involving ablaut.

Degreenoun

a rank in an order of freemasonry.

Gradenoun

a group of animals at a similar evolutionary level.

Degreenoun

a thing placed like a step in a series; a tier or row.

Gradenoun

a mark indicating the quality of a student's work

‘I got good grades last semester’;

Degreenoun

an academic rank conferred by a college or university after examination or after completion of a course, or conferred as an honour on a distinguished person

‘a degree in zoology’;

Gradenoun

(with specifying ordinal number) those pupils in a school or school system who are grouped by age or ability for teaching at a particular level for a year

‘she teaches first grade’;

Degreenoun

social or official rank

‘persons of unequal degree’;

Gradenoun

an examination, especially in music

‘I took grade five and got a distinction’;

Gradenoun

a gradient or slope

‘just over the crest of a long seven per cent grade’;

Gradenoun

a variety of cattle produced by crossing with a superior breed

‘grade stock’;

Gradeverb

arrange in or allocate to grades; classify or sort

‘the timber is graded according to its thickness’;

Gradeverb

give a mark to (a student or a piece of work).

Gradeverb

pass gradually from one level, especially a shade of colour, into another

‘the sky graded from blue at the top of the shot to white on the horizon’;

Gradeverb

reduce (a road) to an easy gradient.

Gradeverb

cross (livestock) with a superior breed.

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