Degree Definitions for Land Surveyors

degree-1A unit of circular measure equal to 1/360th of a circle. 2 The unit of measurement of temperature.

degree, length of—Usually means the length of a degree of latitude measured along a meridian of longitude. The length varies somewhat with the degrees of latitude. Those near the pole are the longer and those near the equator, the shorter.

degree of curve—See curve, degree of .

Source: NSPS “Definitions of Surveying and Related Terms“, used with permission.

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