Translation of degree in Spanish:

degree

Pronunciation: /dɪˈgriː/

n

  • 1 (level, amount) grado (m), nivel (m) it's a matter o question of degree es cuestión de grados, depende de hasta qué punto our students are motivated in o to varying degrees nuestros alumnos tienen distintos grados or niveles de motivación a degree of realism cierto grado de realismo there's a degree of truth in what she says hay cierta verdad en lo que dice to a certain o limited degree hasta cierto punto to a high degree en alto grado to the highest degree en grado sumo to such a degree that … hasta tal punto que …, en or a tal grado que … he's not in the slightest o least degree mean no es tacaño en absoluto in no small degree en gran medida to a degree (extremely) en grado sumo (to some extent) hasta cierto punto
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    • Instead it demands a considerable degree of autonomy and nurtures individualism.
    • More alarmingly, the degree and extent of the complicity involved is shredding the credibility of the Hierarchy.
    • Nevertheless, there seems to be a considerable degree of uncertainty in the present legal proceedings.
  • 2 (grade, step) grado (masculine) first/third degree burns quemaduras (feminine plural) de primer/tercer grado first/second degree murder (in (United States/los Estados Unidos) ) homicidio (masculine) en primer/segundo grado degree of kinship grado de parentesco degree of comparison [Linguistics/Lingüística] grado de comparación by degrees gradualmente, paulatinamente see also third degree
  • 3 [Geography/Geografía] [Mathematics/Matemáticas] [Meteorology/Meteorología] [Physics/Física] grado (masculine) it was 40 degrees in the shade hacía 40 grados a la sombra 12 degrees of frost o below zero 12 grados bajo cero this wine is 12 degrees proof este vino es de or tiene 12 grados
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    • Those men also divided the complete circle into 360 degrees by taking the angle of the triangle as their fundamental unit and dividing this into 60 sub-units.
    • Not being a whiz at geometry, I stared at the pattern for quite a while trying to figure out the formula for measuring the degrees of the angles.
    • The computer showed my ball speed was 150 miles per hour, my launch angle 14 degrees and my spin rate 4,400 revolutions per minute.
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    • This is the proportion by which the rate of a chemical reaction is raised by an increase in temperature of 10 degrees on the Celsius scale.
    • However, we borrow the basic measurement scale from physics and we measure the photographic colour temperature in degrees Kelvin.
    • The memory signal could not be detected at temperatures above 75 degrees Celsius, where the charges within the domains behave differently.
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    • In particular he worked on Galois theory, ideals and equations of the fifth degree.
    • The degree of the final equation resulting from any number of complete equations in the same number of unknowns, is equal to the product of the degrees of the equations.
    • The first person to claim that equations of degree 5 could not be solved algebraically was Ruffini.
  • 4 [Education/Educación] título (masculine) first degree licenciatura (feminine) a master's degree una maestría or un master a PhD degree un doctorado an honorary degree un título honoris causa he has o [formal] holds a degree in chemistry es licenciado en química I'm going to take a philosophy degree voy a hacer la carrera de filosofía, voy a licenciarme en filosofía I took my degree last year acabé la carrera or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) me recibí el año pasado, obtuve la licenciatura el año pasado (before noun/delante del nombre) degree ceremony ceremonia (feminine) de licenciatura degree certificate título (masculine) de licenciado degree course licenciatura (feminine)
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    • He later earned his master's and doctorate degrees from Harvard University.
    • There are several routes a student can take in order to earn a degree in architecture.
    • I moved home with my parents after finishing my degree in order to work and save for graduate school.
  • 5 (in society) [archaic or literary/arcaico o literario] rango (m), condición (f) social of high degree de alto rango of low/humble degree de baja/humilde condición
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    • People who confirm certain degree of public status often do public talk.
    • He was a lifelong member of St. Peter's Parish and a member of the Knights of Columbus as a third degree knight and fourth degree honorary knight.
    • Spanish and English courtiers were carefully intermingled in order of their degrees on the steps of the throne.

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