A unit for measuring angles in which one complete rotation is divided into 360 degree (written 360°)

straight line degreeA straight line angle contains 180 degrees
right angle degreeA right angle contains 90 degrees

The degree of a polynomial expression or equation of one variable is the highest power to which the unknown is raised. For example:

7x5 – 5x3 + 19x2 -3 is of degree 5 in x.

An expression in several variables, for example,

8x 3y2z4 is said to be degree 9 (the sum of the power of x , y and z), but of degree 2 in y.

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