A degree (in full, a degree of arc, arc degree, or arcdegree), generally denoted by ° (the degree symbol ), is a measurement of plane angle , defined by representing a complete rotation as 360 degrees. In English, low and cautious are the good degree, lower and more cautious are the comparative degree, lowest and most cautious are the superlative degree. When this is not the case, as in astronomy or for geographic coordinates ( latitude and longitude ), degree measurements could be written making use of decimal degrees For instance, 40.1875°, with the degree symbol behind the decimals.

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