# What is a degree?

Yevhen Bakin
December 19, 2014

Russian language is one of the most difficult in the world, it has not only many grammatical rules, but also a large number of words that have different meanings.

Today we will examine the word "degree", its meaning and application, depending on the context. It is successfully used in many different contexts, although in all cases it is a unit of measurement.

## Value

So what is a degree? Degree is a conventional unit for measuring temperature, hardness, acidity, salinity, strength of substances, angular values ​​and determining coordinates in geography. For example:

• Today is 10 degrees below zero.
• Studies have shown that the hardness of this water is 1.4 degrees.

The acidity of substances, including food, is also measured in degrees. Example: What is the acidity of this milk?

The content of ethyl alcohol in alcoholic beverages is also determined by degrees: The strength of beer is about 3-8%.

In mathematics, 1 degree - 1 division of a circle: Build, please, an angle of 90 degrees.

Geographical coordinates are defined in degrees and are used to find points of space on the globe: The treasure is buried 55 degrees north latitude and 35 west longitude.

Now you know the meaning of the word "degree." Please note that degrees can be converted to other values ​​and vice versa.