Today's Word of the Day means...
degree de·gree (dĭ-grē')
n.
Abbr. deg, deg. A unit of measure on a temperature scale.
A division of a circle, equal to ^{1}/_{360} of its circumference.
A position or rank within a graded series.
In geometry, a unit of measurement of angles, 1/360 of a circle. In physics, a unit of temperature (see Celsius, Fahrenheit, and Kelvin scale). A degree on the Fahrenheit scale is smaller than a degree on the Celsius or Kelvin scale. Degrees on the Celsius and Kelvin scales are the same size.