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Degree Symbol

If you have ever needed a degree symbol ° for temperature, mathematics, physics or other calculations, but you could not find it on your keyboard, you can cut and paste the degree sign ° above or below.

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Degree Symbol Codes

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HTML Degree Decimal

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HTML Degree Hex

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HTML Degree Named

How Do I Type a Degree Symbol?

Degree Symbol on Microsoft Windows PC

Press and hold the ALT key and type 0176 on your keyboard. Please make sure the NumLock is on and type 0176 with the leading zero. If you don't have a numeric keypad, simply press and hold the Fn before typing the 0176 numbers of the degree sign.

Degree Symbol on Mac OS

Press and hold the SHIFTOPTION8 keys on your keyboard.

Degree Symbol for Temperatures

Celsius Degree Symbol

℃

Celsius Degree Decimal

℃

Celsius Degree Hex

\u2103

Celsius Degree Source Code

Fahrenheit Degree Symbol

℉

Fahrenheit Degree Decimal

℉

Fahrenheit Degree Hex

\u2109

Fahrenheit Degree Source Code

Degree Symbol Examples

Degree Symbol in Temperature

  • 10°C = 10 Degrees Celsius
  • 30°C = 30 Degrees Celsius
  • 0°C = 0 Degrees Celsius
  • 72°F = 10 Degrees Fahrenheit
  • 100°F = 30 Degrees Fahrenheit
  • 32°F = 0 Degrees Fahrenheit

Degree Symbol in Geometry

  • < 90° = Acute Angle
  • 90° = Right Angle
  • > 90° and < 180° = Obtuse Angle
  • 180° = Straight Angle

Degree Symbol in Geography

  • 51.5074° N, 0.1278° W =
    London (51 Degrees North, 0 Degrees W)
  • 40.7128° N, 74.0060°W =
    New York (40 Degrees North, 74 Degrees W)
  • 33.8688° S, 151.2093°E =
    Sydney (33 Degrees South, 151 Degrees E)

History of the Degree Symbol

The first known recorded modern use of the degree symbol in mathematics is from 1657 where the usage seems to show that the symbol is a small raised zero, to match the prime symbol notation of sexagesimal subdivisions of degree such as minute ( ′ ), second ( ″ ), and third ( ‴ ), which originate as small raised Roman numerals.

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