• geometry
    a unit of measurement of angles that divides a full rotation into 360 units.
    "a full rotation around the circle is 360 degrees."
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Degrees are a unit of measurement for angles, representing the rotation between two rays. The degree angle system divides a full rotation into 360 units called degrees.

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An angle is a measure of rotation or turning and is usually measured in degrees or radians. In geometry, an angle is the figure formed by two rays, sharing a common endpoint called the vertex.


A radian angle is measured by the ratio of the angle's arc length over the radius of a circle. A full rotation in radians is equal to τ (tau) radians.


A circle is a basic shape used throughout mathematics. A circle is defined as a shape where every point along its perimeter is an equal distance from its center.