degree (º)

  

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1.Unit of angle or arc measure, equal to 60 minutes (60'), 3600 seconds (3600"), 0.017 of a radian, or 1/360th of a circle. On the surface of earth it averages 60 nautical miles or 111.12 kilometers (about 69 statute miles).
2.Measure of temperature on a decimal scale, see Celsius scale and Fahrenheit scale.
3.Measure of the density of crude oil on an inverted scale (see API gravity).

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  • My karate instructor informed me that holding my hands and arms at a ninety degree angle would be useful in both attack and defense.

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  • Amy angled her compact mirror to such a degree that she could spy on the person behind her while remaining inconspicuous.

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