by degrees

Definition of by degrees

  1. :  very slowly :  by a series of small changes The tomatoes changed by degrees from green to red.

Word by Word Definitions

degreeplay degrees
  1. :  a step or stage in a process, course, or order of classification

    :  a rank or grade of official, ecclesiastical, or social position

    :  a particular standing especially as to dignity or worth


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