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I've seen two symbols used for degrees on Wikipedia, and I'm wondering if someone can clarify the difference: ° (small superscript circle) and º (small superscript circle with a dash underneath) —Mulad 19:28, 13 Feb 2004 (UTC)

those look the same on my system. There could be browser/OS weirness afoot. -- Tarquin 10:54, 15 Feb 2004 (UTC)
Perhaps Mulad was seeing this: º -- the line underneath (if you see it in your browser) indicates a link. - dcljr 02:45, 20 Jul 2004 (UTC)
The º (small superscript circle with a dash underneath) is incorrect. The circle is not in fact a circle, but a letter 'o'. The º is a 'masculine ordinal indicator'. The equivalent of the adjective "12th" in Spanish and Portuguese is "12º" when the noun being modified is of msculine gender. The corresponding symbol is used in "12ª" when the noun is feminine. º and ª also appear in the abbreviations for "Numero" and "Numera", which are the translations of the English word "Number". For example, instead of "No. 12 Privet Drive", one would write "Nº 12 Privet Drive". The degree symbol "°" is different from both º and ª. -- Dominus 13:51, 15 Feb 2004 (UTC)


interesting. You might want to put that in an article. Do we have anything on ordinal indicator? -- Tarquin 13:53, 15 Feb 2004 (UTC)
I just discovered that there is already an article about º (and a corresponding one about ª, which says almost the same thing.) -- Dominus 13:55, 15 Feb 2004 (UTC)

shouldn't this be split by its sections, and made into a disambig? Badanedwa 03:39, Apr 28, 2004 (UTC)


This article should probably be merged with Degree (mathematics). - dcljr 02:45, 20 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Okay, I take back that suggestion. I've done some edits to this article, including removing the following statement after the 40°12'13" example:

This distance is approximately 11.16% of the way around a circle.

I don't think this statement is really useful. Now, maybe if a more "significant" angle were used, like 57°17'44.8" (1 radian)... - dcljr 22:21, 1 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Split article[edit]

I've created two new articles Degree (angle) and Degree (temperature) so that the existing Degree article can be split. This will enable the categorisation of the component articles to be scientifically precise for the different physical quantities. Currently, I've simply added links to the new articles and removed the misleading categories for this article - in favour of the new articles which have the correct categories. I should now like to replace the article Degree with a redirect to Degree (disambiguation) to achieve the desired effect. If everyone is happy with this, I will offer to go down all the referring scientific articles and redirect the links to the correct angle or temperature article as appropriate. Ian Cairns 23:08, 21 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Delete for move when possible[edit]

The Degree (disambiguation) article is currently incorrectly titled and should be at this title. However, currently:

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Hyacinth 23:49, 9 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Further to the above two sections, I've moved all the dab text from Degree (disambiguation) to Degree and adjusted links accordingly. Ian Cairns 21:04, 12 January 2006 (UTC)
Realising that I used cut+paste, I've revisited this move using Wikipedia:How_to_fix_cut_and_paste_moves. However, it was partially successful. I've ensured that the latest version was the correct version (by Catherine Munro) and the history looks reasonable. However, there may be the odd problem that I've introduced. Apologies. Ian Cairns 21:35, 12 January 2006 (UTC)

Designated Degree[edit]

Can we have some info on these. Syneil 14:45 30-10-2006 GMT

whats better associates degree or bachelors degree? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.188.244.166 (talk) 02:02, 8 January 2009 (UTC)