Originally posted by wolfgang59
[b]No. The only proof that comes in degrees is in a bottle.
Proof like truth is absolute.
There are however many degrees of ignorance as you ably demonstrate.[/b]
You sould like a drunkard. But so you will not remain in ignorance here is the
definition of "degree" from the online dictionary.
1. One of a series of steps in a process, course, or progression; a stage:
proceeded to the next degree of difficulty.
2. A step in a direct hereditary line of descent or ascent: First cousins are two
degrees from their common ancestor.
3. Relative social or official rank, dignity, or position.
4. Relative intensity or amount, as of a quality or attribute: a high degree of
5. The extent or measure of a state of being, an action, or a relation:
modernized their facilities to a large degree.
6. A unit division of a temperature scale.
7. Mathematics A planar unit of angular measure equal in magnitude to 1/360
of a complete revolution.
8. A unit of latitude or longitude, equal to 1/360 of a great circle.
a. The greatest sum of the exponents of the variables in a term of a polynomial
or polynomial equation.
b. The exponent of the derivative of highest order in a differential equation in
a. An academic title given by a college or university to a student who has
completed a course of study: received the Bachelor of Arts degree at
b. A similar title conferred as an honorary distinction.
11. Law A division or classification of a specific crime according to its
seriousness: murder in the second degree.
12. A classification of the severity of an injury, especially a burn:
a third-degree burn.
13. Grammar One of the forms used in the comparison of adjectives and
adverbs. For example, tall is the positive degree, taller the comparative
degree, and tallest the superlative degree of the adjective tall.
a. One of the seven notes of a diatonic scale.
b. A space or line of the staff.
Little by little; gradually.
to a degree
To a small extent; in a limited way: doesn't like spicy food, but can eat a little
pepper to a degree.