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### The degree symbol and the upper power in ms word

The degree Celsius is a unit of measurement used to measure temperature . Its symbol is ° C . The ° sign means ”  degree  ” and the C signifies ”  Celsius  “. So 20 ° C means “twenty degrees Celsius”. You can also add a – in front of the number to signify that the temperature is lower than 0º C. The name comes from the Swedish scientist Anders Celsius who invented the temperature scale in degrees Celsius in 1742.

The upper o

We can use the upper case letter o in enumerations after a number as an abbreviation of prim o, secund o“,terti o, etc., which are the Latin adverbs meaning” first “,” second “,” third “, etc. The final o of the Latin adverb should not be used as an abbreviation for the ordinal numbers firstsecondthird which are written with a higher er or a higher e1 st ,2 nd or in Roman numerals I st ,IIe .

1 o = first = first = first
2 o = second
3 o = tertio
4 o = quarto
5 o = quinto
6 o = sexto
7 o = septimo
8 o = octavo
9 o = nono
10 o = decimo
11 o = undecimo
12 o = duodecimo

## How to make degree symbol

To represent the small upper o , I used here the <sup><small>letTRE</small> </sup> encoding. This encoding makes it possible to respect the line spacing. Indeed, if we use the superscript or superscript function of a text editor, we obtain a displacement of the upper line. Let’s compare:

1 o = small letter o higher
1 0 = small zero higher
1 o = letter o by exposing
1 0 = zero by exposing
1 ° = symbol of degree

The exhibitor is slightly above the figure depending on the policies. The exponent function should be reserved for mathematical statements where the number denotes the power. The use of the degree symbol should be avoided because it does not allow the writing of plurals. Unfortunately, this symbol has often been used by default on typewriters. The small upper o also enters the following usual abbreviations:

f o  = folio, folios = f os
n o = number, n os = numbers
r o  = front
v o = back

We also find it for the abbreviations of book formats:

in-f o = in-folio
in-8 o = in-octavo
in-4 o = in-quarto

### The symbol of the degree

The usual abbreviations place the degree symbol on keyboard before the abbreviation of the name: