Meaning of DEGREE in English

DEGREE

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

80/90 etc degree heat

Why would you want to play tennis in a hundred-degree heat?

a degree course British English ( also an undergraduate course ) (= a first course at a university, which usually lasts three years )

a three-year degree course

a degree/measure of protection (= some protection )

The shelter gave us a measure of protection against the bitter cold.

a level/standard/degree of competence

The trainees are expected to acquire a basic level of competence.

a university degree

He was a qualified engineer with a university degree.

an element/degree of risk (= some risk, but not much )

There is always an element of risk in flying.

bachelor's degree

degree of certainty

The result is impossible to predict with any degree of certainty .

degree of formality

There is always some degree of formality when one speaks to a stranger.

degree of overlap

a large degree of overlap

degree/level of expertise

Different financial advisers will have different levels of expertise.

first degree

first/second/third class honours degree

high level/degree/rate etc (of sth)

High levels of car use mean our streets are more congested than ever.

high crime rates

high interest rates

honours degree

joint honours degree (= a degree in two main subjects )

master's degree

third degree

I got home after midnight and Dad gave me the third degree.

to a lesser extent/degree

This was true in Madrid and, to a lesser extent, Valencia and Seville.

to such an extent/degree that

Her condition deteriorated to such an extent that a blood transfusion was considered necessary.

undergraduate student/course/degree etc

varying degrees

She was involved in a number of car accidents of varying degrees of seriousness.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

certain

There has been a certain degree of controversy in recent years over the practice of self-investment by pension funds.

Uncle Michael was prone to a certain degree of sweetness, at least with me, and could be coaxed into compliance.

A certain degree of unevenness is acceptable in nomadic and some village items.

But times had changed to a certain unpredictable degree in Manhattan, especially for people like Jack.

To a certain degree , the rush to get on line boils down to simple economics.

Although inflation was invoked to make the universe smooth, it can provide a certain degree of clumpiness.

Lately, I could say with a certain degree of certainty that she was truly recuperating.

considerable

It may lead to a considerable degree of social deprivation and a miserable existence for the families involved.

To a considerable degree , it was Social Darwinism which led the way in so broadening the claim for the market.

First, there exists a considerable degree of overlap between the various titles.

First, the considerable degree of lexical inventiveness which was present.

If properly used it could improve the quality of life by a considerable degree .

Police work involves a considerable degree of flexibility and discretion.

They must, therefore, be dismissed as not being good in themselves, or not to any considerable degree .

We are all to a considerable degree the authors of our moral world.

different

The skills acquired from rigid planning are different in degree but not in kind from the skills required for flexible planning.

Individual car owners benefit in different degrees from the existence of good roads.

In Example 24 change is presented in different degrees .

In this, the case of Pound is no different from other writers, or it is different only in degree .

Two men had her - in different degrees .

The secondary imagination is its echo, alike in kind with the primary but different in degree and in mode of operation.

Many facets of spoken language are absent from written language. Different degrees of planning are associated with speech and writing.

Interestingly, scientists are now saying that odour is different in degree to memory rather than different in kind.

great

These more favoured subcontractors, however, gain a greater degree of continuity at the expense of wider variations in profits.

To some greater or lesser degree , it fits in the parenting section of their life.

There were strong pressures from still further national minorities for a greater degree of control over their own affairs.

Tanks, to a greater degree than APCs, embodied the strengths and weaknesses of armored vehicles.

The increased level of competition between banks and building societies led to a greater degree of diversification of products.

The greater the degree of economic development, the greater the incidence of cancer of the colon.

Compared to the Soccer World Cup the rugby appealed to the ABC1 and younger elements to a greater degree .

Such incidents happen with greater or lesser degrees of seriousness at regular intervals in all our lives.

high

The layout below allows the owner to live in a high degree of comfort.

The worship incorporates dreams, healing, trances, and a high degree of lay participation.

Where there is a high degree of skill division then more formalized and externalized co-ordination and control will be required.

The Inland Revenue was particularly welcoming to those with a higher degree .

The two explanations above show a high degree of commonality in their reasoning.

Equally, so-called autonomous bodies are subject to a high degree of central government control.

This means that a higher body temperature is associated with a higher degree of alertness or a smaller amount of fatigue.

Young physicians entering their first research post and hoping for a higher degree are vulnerable and naive.

honorary

He has long since withdrawn his name from Who's Who, declines to accept honorary degrees and refuses to be interviewed.

Awards: Erma Bombeck holds 15 honorary degrees .

He was awarded several honorary degrees in recognition of this intellectual and institutional contribution.

Meanwhile Baroness Thatcher has become Chancellor of the private university at Buckingham and hands out her own honorary degrees .

They will receive honorary degrees at the university's Commemoration Day ceremony in the Barony Hall next month.

His acceptance of an honorary degree from the anti-Catholic Bob Jones University in 1999 continues to stir controversy.

joint

A number of joint degree courses are available.

The wide range of joint degrees available reflects the extent to which Linguistics relates to other subject areas.

The joint degree in Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence is unique in Britain.

There is also a diagram of the joint degrees in the Faculty of Arts on page 61.

Alternatively, students might take a joint degree where equal time is spent on two subjects.

large

Reductions in bus passenger and car rear seat passenger casualties have contributed in large degree to this decrease.

This issue was to a large degree manufactured.

What's more, the institutions that were set up allowed nation states a large degree of autonomy.

The development of such drugs would overcome, to a large degree , the problem of compliance with disulfiram treatment.

Even without him playing the improvement in the defence must be due to a large degree to his presence.

The difference in baselines between these two groups results from the large degree of individual variation in salivary secretion.

It was an unspectacular, stable society, like the Basque Provinces enjoying a large degree of local autonomy.

There is a large degree of uncertainty about the extent to which women worked underground in the eighteenth-century coal industry.

lesser

We all of us have needs that are practical as well as those that are to a greater or lesser degree intellectual or theoretical.

So did some leaders in Mesa, Chandler and Scottsdale, cities that participated to a lesser degree .

To a much lesser degree , retailing may share some such characteristic.

To some greater or lesser degree , it fits in the parenting section of their life.

Such incidents happen with greater or lesser degrees of seriousness at regular intervals in all our lives.

One can argue that transfer payments involve a lesser degree of government intervention in the economy than do government purchases.

Each of these premises can be seen acting to a greater or lesser degree in the siting of any particular settlement.

Overall, these various proportional systems achieve a greater or lesser degree of proportionality in representation.

significant

They maintain a significant degree of nuclear strength.

Most of them, though recognizable as paintings, are to a significant degree photographic in form.

The concentration of phospholipids was also higher in the cholesterol gall stone patients but not to a significant degree .

The romance of the movies was to a significant degree an entrepreneurial romance.

Expenditure on research assistants might also save a significant degree of time and money in the long run.

Voting discipline is very high and there is a significant degree of cohesion.

The upshot of all this is that takeovers involve a significant degree of risk for offerors.

Before addressing it, I must set out the facts, which are not in dispute to any significant degree .

undergraduate

It also makes an ideal text to support an undergraduate degree course in analytical chemistry.

The $ 100, 000-plus cost of a Harvard or Yale undergraduate degree affects only a tiny minority.

People with excellent undergraduate degrees should not be deterred from applying.

Within this population there will be a mix of undergraduate , postgraduate degree , diploma and certificate students.

varying

With varying degrees of vigour, officials tried to stamp it out.

Every one of us has prejudices of some kind in varying degrees .

In other jurisdictions community treatment orders have been introduced with varying degrees of success.

It was also where criminals could be questioned, with varying degree , away from the more public places.

It is not that varying degrees of procedural protection should not exist: the range of licences demands this diversity.

Everyone knows that there are various formats and varying degrees of emphasis on management and work force.

They had all reached the market with varying degrees of success.

The varying degrees of purity of native gold involved different melting-points.

■ NOUN

college

I was convinced that without a college degree I could never succeed.

Many industrial production managers have a college degree in business administration or industrial engineering.

And no more than one in twenty earned a college degree .

When Helen and I had children, we were both determined that they would get their college degrees .

The path is somewhat different for those who enter without a college degree or do not go through the internship program.

White men with high school diplomas earn more than Hispanic women with college degrees .

Seventy-six percent of the delegates have either a college degree or post-graduate degrees.

Such things were important in the Johnson household, where all five of the children went on to receive college degrees .

course

The department offers general and honours degree courses in nursing.

He nudges the Rushmore with half- degree course changes.

The University and the City of Edinburgh provide an ideal environment for the degree course , academically and physically.

The normal duration of these degree courses is four years.

Normal entrance requirements for degree courses should apply, and parallel courses should make differentiated demands on students.

More often, though, they - like degree courses at universities - are termed higher education.

Many physics students, and almost all physical science students, had an instrumental attitude towards their degree courses .

law

He also earned a law degree before changing his name from Margulois to Merrick and moving to New York in 1939.

He earned a law degree in 1934, but he never practiced that kind of law at that kind of bar.

The law degree has two different roles.

How many mechanics have a law degree behind them or a management degree to deal with this?

He was awarded a law degree at the Sorbonne, where he flirted with the extreme right.

I liked what he had to say about law as vocation, and all the diverse possibilities a law degree introduced.

Dole got her law degree from Harvard, while Clinton took hers at Yale.

He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1962 and received a law degree from Yale University law school.

university

Social class 1 consists of occupations requiring a university degree or high professional equivalent.

Many students now choose to complete an apprenticeship and then pursue a university degree to improve their job prospects.

Those with a university degree rose by twelve percent.

There are university degree programs that teach less on the subject than this two-character play does in a couple of hours.

It offers multilingual and interdisciplinary curriculum at University degree level.

Traditionally, public university degrees have carried far greater social prestige.

George joined the ranks of the executive high-flyers, those with university degrees , I joined in a much humbler capacity.

For the past year has spent her spare moments studying for an Open University degree in science and technology.

■ VERB

achieve

Within the burrow, the spadefoot achieves a high degree of protection from the relentless heat of the desert sand above.

Mary achieved a high degree of competence in all projects.

Although it is possible to achieve some degree of change without top-level commitment, that change is likely to be ephemeral at best.

Many habitual drinkers of caffeine-containing beverages find that they must increase their dose to achieve the preferred degree of stimulation.

Implement the changes to the filing references proposed by the Filing Working Party, to achieve some degree of commonality. 2.

In that way he achieves the highest degree of attention to detail.

depend

Rank-this depends on the degree of metamorphism.

They even went beyond the photogram which, though made without the camera, still depended on a degree of photographic manipulation.

The breeding season lasts from late spring until late summer, depending to some degree upon temperature.

The risks of these complications depend , to some degree , on whether the condition is primary or secondary.

The creation of meaning depends on the degree of match between the language available and the intention of the user.

The other subjects taken depend upon the degree course chosen.

The answer depends , to some degree , on the effectiveness of those who have been active in the intervening years.

earn

He also earned a law degree before changing his name from Margulois to Merrick and moving to New York in 1939.

He earned a law degree in 1934, but he never practiced that kind of law at that kind of bar.

And no more than one in twenty earned a college degree .

One of my many dear children earned himself a creditable degree in environmental sciences a couple of years ago.

Telbis-Preis went to college in the city of Timisoara and earned a structural engineering degree .

Sachs got his degree in biology from Yale University and went on to earn degrees in medicine and film from Stanford University.

Bhutto earned degrees at Harvard and Oxford.

gain

These more favoured subcontractors, however, gain a greater degree of continuity at the expense of wider variations in profits.

Wirral-born Mike joined the company in 1979 from Newcastle University where he gained a chemical engineering degree .

If you wish, you can go on from there to gain an Honours degree .

However for AEs the figures were virtually identical with those of standard entrants. 2% more SEs gained good degrees than NSEs.

After leaving Richmond School, he gained a degree in sports studies at Newcastle Polytechnic.

She gained a degree in both languages and subsequently enroled in our course.

Only 25.4% gained a good degree compared with 32.1% of the SEs and 30.1% of the NSEs as a whole.

Jones International, a for-profit university, recently caused controversy by gaining full degree accreditation.

offer

One good thing which happened immediately was that Universities offered shortened degree courses to suitably qualified ex-service men.

In 1994, over 100 colleges and universities offered 4-year degree programs in construction management or construction science.

The department offers general and honours degree courses in nursing.

And three, they offer a high degree of customer service.

The Department of Economic and Social History offers two single honours degrees .

They're not offering a degree in stage management or a pass for being a good actor or actress.

The University also offers Master's degrees by research lasting 12 months.

Now it's signed a deal with Swindon College, agreeing to offer joint degrees , with a view to applying for University status.

receive

They will receive honorary degrees at the university's Commemoration Day ceremony in the Barony Hall next month.

Such things were important in the Johnson household, where all five of the children went on to receive college degrees .

He received a master's degree in agricultural economics and a doctorate in economics and marketing from Cornell University.

Students who successfully complete the work will receive a new degree , a graduate certificate in public health.

She received her master's degree in health service administration from the University of Oregon, Eugene.

After receiving a degree there, he received a medical degree from George Washington University.

Leo's, he received a bachelor's degree in sociology, with a minor in literature.

require

To read in such a small bar code successfully requires a very high degree of resolution.

And it requires no very high degree of education to convince them of this.

To accede to his arguments would require an unacceptable degree of judicial creativity.

It was the final straw for those requiring some degree of musical consistency from the guy.

It is obvious that this requires a high degree of commitment to regular practice, with punctuality and concentration during rehearsals.

A 1992 Labor Department study found one in six college graduates doing work that did not generally require a college degree .

The first is, yes, to show appreciation and respect - which various people require in varying degrees .

It is a veiled warning to those who do not feel the required degree of appreciation.

show

Furthermore, a monograph of any large tropical group will show varying degrees of recognition of the ecological requirements of different species.

Job holders A profile of job holders shows a degree of resemblance to job seekers.

Secondly, however, these clusters also show a certain degree of relatedness or overlap.

She thought his parlor humor and penchant for sarcasm showed a certain degree of immaturity.

The two explanations above show a high degree of commonality in their reasoning.

Worse, there was no trend showing that the degree of recovery increased with age.

The human brain shows a degree of complexity of a different order.

However the study shows that the degree quality of the AEs is relatively weak.

vary

Possible worlds vary in their degree of resemblance to the actual world.

In varying degrees , they incorporate into their own attitudes and actions the dysfunctional beliefs their organizations seem to be advocating.

Depending upon the style of kungfu being practised, the forms vary in length and degrees of difficulty.

The intensity of creative people varies in degree .

Yet previous research indicates that members of senior management teams in these schools vary in the degree in which they collaborate.

All of these folks, to varying degrees , have contributed to the new album as well.

Both cells will see movement to the right but the direction seen will vary by 90 degrees .

And each, to varying degrees , is a stereotype.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

confer a title/degree/honour etc

Poets confer honour neither on themselves nor on their work by using a sophisticated diction.

give sb the third degree

I was just out with friends - you don't have to give me the third degree.

Whenever one of my boyfriends came to the house, Dad would give them the third degree.

And would Feargal now give him the third degree?

murder in the first degree

no small degree/achievement/task etc

A large body of theory and no small degree of controversy exist relative to the treatment of uncertainty.

The idea suggests alignment of individual goals and group purposes, no small achievement.

to the nth degree

It's an exaggeration to the nth degree.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a law degree

Cohn has a degree in political science from the University of Chicago.

Her dream is to get a degree in computer science and then get a high-paying job.

It got down to 27 degrees last night.

Maggie is doing a degree in psychology.

To what degree is unemployment society's fault?

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

An achieved status is entered as a result of some degree of purposive action and choice.

And somehow-not solely by osmosis, either-we began acquiring that degree of skill and energy and initiative of quick intelligence.

But do these programs really keep the pathway to a four-year degree open?

Not all of these subjects, however, may necessarily be acceptable as admission requirements for particular degree courses or particular faculties.

She never finished her advanced degree and was always about to lose her job as an adjunct.

The best Scourie brown trout lochs require a fair degree of fitness to reach.

The flexibility introduced into the system by the carriers means that each group is able to operate with a degree of autonomy.

There is a large degree of mobility among public accountants, management accountants, and internal auditors.

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