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**degree** -

(1) [geodesy] A unit of angular measure represented by the symbol Â°. 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, http://support.esri.com/en/knowledgebase/GISDictionary/term/abbreviation *

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