Degree (Angle)
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Degree (Angle)

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Degree (angle) 

A degree (in full, a degree of arc, arc degree, or arcdegree), usually denoted by ° (the degree symbol), is a measurement of plane angle, representing 1⁄360 of a full rotation; one degree is equivalent to π/180 radians. When that angle is with respect to a reference meridian, it indicates a location along a great circle of a sphere, such as Earth (see Geographic coordinate system), Mars, or the celestial sphere. This extract is licensed under the Creative Commons AttributionShareAlike license. It uses material from the article "Degree (angle)", retrieved 1 Jan 2009. 
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