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Degree vs. Term

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Degreenoun

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

Termnoun

Limitation, restriction or regulation. en

Degreenoun

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

Termnoun

Any of the binding conditions or promises in a legal contract.

‘Be sure to read the terms and conditions before signing.’;

Degreenoun

A stage of rank or privilege; social standing.

Termnoun

That which limits the extent of anything; limit; extremity; bound; boundary.

Degreenoun

(genealogy) A ‘step’ in genealogical descent.

Termnoun

A point, line, or superficies that limits.

‘A line is the term of a superficies, and a superficies is the term of a solid.’;

Degreenoun

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

Termnoun

A word or phrase, especially one from a specialised area of knowledge.

‘"Algorithm" is a term used in computer science.’;

Degreenoun

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

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

Termnoun

Relations among people.

‘We are on friendly terms with each other.’;

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.’;

Termnoun

Part of a year, especially one of the three parts of an academic year.

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.’;

Termnoun

Duration of a set length; period in office of fixed length.

‘He was sentenced to a term of six years in prison.’; ‘near-term, mid-term and long-term goals’; ‘the term allowed to a debtor to discharge his debt’;

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.’;

Termnoun

(of a patent) The maximum period during which the patent can be maintained into force.

Degreenoun

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

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

Termnoun

(archaic) A menstrual period.

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).’;

Termnoun

(mathematics) Any value (variable or constant) or expression separated from another term by a space or an appropriate character, in an overall expression or table.

‘All the terms of this sum cancel out.’;

Degreenoun

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

Termnoun

(logic) The subject or the predicate of a proposition; one of the three component parts of a syllogism, each one of which is used twice.

Degreenoun

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

Termnoun

(astrology) An essential dignity in which unequal segments of every astrological sign have internal rulerships which affect the power and integrity of each planet in a natal chart.

Degreenoun

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

Termnoun

(architecture) A quadrangular pillar, adorned on top with the figure of a head, as of a man, woman, or satyr.

Degreenoun

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

Termnoun

(nautical) A piece of carved work placed under each end of the taffrail.

Degreenoun

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

Termnoun

terminal computer program that emulates a physical terminal

Degreenoun

A step, stair, or staircase.

‘By ladders, or else by degree.’;

Termnoun

One whose employment has been terminated

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.

Termverb

To phrase a certain way; to name or call.

Degreenoun

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

Termverb

(ambitransitive) To terminate one's employment

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.’;

Termadjective

Born or delivered at term.

‘term neonate’;

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.’;

Termnoun

That which limits the extent of anything; limit; extremity; bound; boundary.

‘Corruption is a reciprocal to generation, and they two are as nature's two terms, or boundaries.’;

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.’;

Termnoun

The time for which anything lasts; any limited time; as, a term of five years; the term of life.

Degreenoun

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

Termnoun

In universities, schools, etc., a definite continuous period during which instruction is regularly given to students; as, the school year is divided into three terms.

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.

Termnoun

A point, line, or superficies, that limits; as, a line is the term of a superficies, and a superficies is the term of a solid.

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.

Termnoun

A fixed period of time; a prescribed duration

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.’;

Termnoun

The subject or the predicate of a proposition; one of the three component parts of a syllogism, each one of which is used twice.

‘The subject and predicate of a proposition are, after Aristotle, together called its terms or extremes.’;

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’;

Termnoun

A word or expression; specifically, one that has a precisely limited meaning in certain relations and uses, or is peculiar to a science, art, profession, or the like; as, a technical term.

‘In painting, the greatest beauties can not always be expressed for want of terms.’;

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?’;

Termnoun

A quadrangular pillar, adorned on the top with the figure of a head, as of a man, woman, or satyr; - called also terminal figure. See Terminus, n., 2 and 3.

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’;

Termnoun

A member of a compound quantity; as, a or b in a + b; ab or cd in ab - cd.

Degreenoun

a unit of temperature on a specified scale;

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

Termnoun

The menses.

Degreenoun

a measure for arcs and angles;

‘there are 360 degrees in a circle’;

Termnoun

Propositions or promises, as in contracts, which, when assented to or accepted by another, settle the contract and bind the parties; conditions.

Degreenoun

the highest power of a term or variable

Termnoun

In Scotland, the time fixed for the payment of rents.

Degreenoun

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

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

Termnoun

A piece of carved work placed under each end of the taffrail.

‘I can not speak in term.’;

Degreenoun

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

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

Termverb

To apply a term to; to name; to call; to denominate.

‘Men term what is beyond the limits of the universe "imaginary space."’;

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’;

Termnoun

a word or expression used for some particular thing;

‘he learned many medical terms’;

Degreenoun

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

‘water boils at 100 degrees Celsius’;

Termnoun

a limited period of time;

‘a prison term’; ‘he left school before the end of term’;

Degreenoun

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

Termnoun

(usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement;

‘the contract set out the conditions of the lease’; ‘the terms of the treaty were generous’;

Degreenoun

a legal grade of crime or offence, especially murder

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

Termnoun

any distinct quantity contained in a polynomial;

‘the general term of an algebraic equation of the n-th degree’;

Degreenoun

a step in direct genealogical descent

‘second-degree relatives’;

Termnoun

one of the substantive phrases in a logical proposition;

‘the major term of a syllogism must occur twice’;

Degreenoun

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

‘the lowered third degree of the scale’;

Termnoun

the end of gestation or point at which birth is imminent;

‘a healthy baby born at full term’;

Degreenoun

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

‘an equation of the second degree’;

Termnoun

(architecture) a statue or a human bust or an animal carved out of the top of a square pillar; originally used as a boundary marker in ancient Rome

Degreenoun

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

Termverb

name formally or designate with a term

Degreenoun

a rank in an order of freemasonry.

Degreenoun

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

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’;

Degreenoun

social or official rank

‘persons of unequal degree’;

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