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  • highest degree of care — That degree of care that a very careful and prudent person would use under same or similar circumstances. Schneider v. Bi State Development Agency, Mo.App., 447 S.W.2d 788, 791. A standard of care exacted in some jurisdictions of common carriers… …   Black's law dictionary

  • highest degree of care — That degree of care that a very careful and prudent person would use under same or similar circumstances. Schneider v. Bi State Development Agency, Mo.App., 447 S.W.2d 788, 791. A standard of care exacted in some jurisdictions of common carriers… …   Black's law dictionary

  • highest degree of care — Care in an extraordinary degree. The standard of care required of a common carrier of passengers. 14 Am J2d Car § 916 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • degree — de·gree n 1: a step in a direct line of descent or in the line of ascent to a common ancestor 2 a: a measure of the seriousness of a crime see also fifth degree, first degree, f …   Law dictionary

  • Degree of a polynomial — The degree of a polynomial represents the highest degree of a polynominal s terms (with non zero coefficient), should the polynomial be expressed in canonical form (i.e. as a sum or difference of terms). The degree of an individual term is the… …   Wikipedia

  • degree — degreed, adj. degreeless, adj. /di gree /, n. 1. any of a series of steps or stages, as in a process or course of action; a point in any scale. 2. a stage or point in or as if in progression or retrogression: We followed the degrees of her… …   Universalium

  • degree — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Step in a series Nouns degree, grade, extent, measure, amount, ratio, standard, height, pitch; reach, amplitude, range, scope, caliber; gradation, graduation, shade; echelon; station, estate, status,… …   English dictionary for students

  • degree — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French degré, from Vulgar Latin *degradus, from Latin de + gradus Date: 13th century 1. a step or stage in a process, course, or order of classification < advanced by degrees > 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • degree — de•gree [[t]dɪˈgri[/t]] n. 1) any of a series of steps or stages, as in a process or course of action; a point in any scale 2) cvb a stage or point in or as if in progression or retrogression: We followed the degrees of her recovery with joy[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • degree of a polynomial — noun the degree of the term in the polynomial that has the highest degree • Hypernyms: ↑degree …   Useful english dictionary

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