# °

## 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.

## 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 `0``1``7``6`
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 `SHIFT``OPTION``8` keys on your keyboard.

## 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.