# Degree vs. Career

## Difference Between Degree and Career

#### Degreenoun

A step on a set of stairs; the rung of a ladder.

#### Careernoun

One's calling in life; a person's occupation; one's profession.

#### Degreenoun

An individual step, or stage, in any process or scale of values.

#### Careernoun

General course of action or conduct in life, or in a particular part of it.

*Washington's career as a soldier*

#### Degreenoun

A stage of rank or privilege; social standing.

#### Careernoun

(archaic) speed

#### Degreenoun

(genealogy) A ‘step’ in genealogical descent.

#### Careernoun

A jouster's path during a joust.

#### Degreenoun

One's relative state or experience; way, manner.

#### Careernoun

(obsolete) A short gallop of a horse.

#### Degreenoun

The amount that an entity possesses a certain property; relative intensity, extent.

*To what degree do the two accounts of the accident concur?*

#### Careernoun

(falconry) The flight of a hawk.

#### Degreenoun

A stage of proficiency or qualification in a course of study, now especially an award bestowed by a university or, in some countries, a college, as a certification of academic achievement. (In the United States, can include secondary schools.)

*She has two bachelor's degrees and is studying towards a master's degree.*

#### Careernoun

(obsolete) A racecourse; the ground run over.

#### Degreenoun

(geometry) A unit of measurement of angle equal to 1/360 of a circle's circumference.

*A right angle is a ninety degree angle.*

*Most humans have a field of vision of almost 180 degrees.*

#### Careerverb

To move rapidly straight ahead, especially in an uncontrolled way.

*The car careered down the road, missed the curve, and went through a hedge.*

#### Degreenoun

(physics) A unit of measurement of temperature on any of several scales, such as Celsius or Fahrenheit.

*180 degrees Fahrenheit is equivalent to 100 degrees Celsius.*

*Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius.*

#### Careernoun

the particular occupation for which you are trained

#### Degreenoun

(algebra) The sum of the exponents of a term; the order of a polynomial.

*A quadratic polynomial is a polynomial of degree 2.*

#### Careernoun

the general progression of your working or professional life;

*the general had had a distinguished career*

*he had a long career in the law*

#### Degreenoun

The dimensionality of a field extension.

*The set of complex numbers constitutes a field extension of degree 2 over the real numbers.*

*The Galois field $\backslash operatorname\{GF\}(125)\; =\; \backslash operatorname\{GF\}(5^3)$ has degree 3 over its subfield $\backslash operatorname\{GF\}(5).$*

#### Careerverb

move headlong at high speed;

*The cars careered down the road*

*The mob careered through the streets*

#### Degreenoun

(graph theory) The number of edges that a vertex takes part in; a valency.

#### Degreenoun

(logic) The number of logical connectives in a formula.

#### Degreenoun

(surveying) The curvature of a circular arc, expressed as the angle subtended by a fixed length of arc or chord.

#### Degreenoun

(geography) A unit of measurement of latitude and longitude which together identify a location on the Earth's surface.

#### Degreenoun

(grammar) Any of the three stages (positive, comparative, superlative) in the comparison of an adjective or an adverb.

#### Degreenoun

a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality;

*a moderate degree of intelligence*

*a high level of care is required*

*it is all a matter of degree*

#### Degreenoun

a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process;

*a remarkable degree of frankness*

*at what stage are the social sciences?*

#### Degreenoun

an award conferred by a college or university signifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study;

*he earned his degree at Princeton summa cum laude*

#### Degreenoun

a unit of temperature on a specified scale;

*the game was played in spite of the 40-degree temperature*

#### Degreenoun

a measure for arcs and angles;

*there are 360 degrees in a circle*

#### Degreenoun

the highest power of a term or variable

#### Degreenoun

the seriousness of something (e.g., a burn or crime);

*murder in the second degree*

*a second degree burn*