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Degree - definition(s)


(1) [geodesy] A unit of angular measure represented by the symbol °. The earth is divided into 360 degrees of longitude and 180 degrees of latitude.

(2) [mathematics] The angle equal to 1/360th of the circumference of a circle. A degree can be divided into 60 minutes of arc or 3600 seconds of arc.

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Source: esri, 21 March 2012 08:31:51, External 

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