# CoCoA:Deg

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## Deg

the degree of a polynomial or vector

### Description

The first form of this function returns the (weighted) degree of F.

The second form returns the (un-weighted) degree of the indeterminate

X in F. In either case, if F is a vector, the maximum of the degrees of its components is returned. (For the degree of a ring or quotient object, see <ttref>Multiplicity</ttref>.)

#### Example

```  Use R ::= Q[x,y];
Deg(xy^2+y);
3
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Deg(xy^2+y, x);
1
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Use R ::= Q[x,y], Weights(2,3);
Deg(xy^2+y);
8
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Deg(xy^2+y, x);
1
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Deg(Vector(x^2, xy^3+y, x^2-y^5));
5
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Deg(Vector(x^2, xy^3+y, x^2-y^5), x);
2
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```

### Syntax

```Deg(F:POLY or VECTOR):INT
Deg(F:POLY or VECTOR,X:INDET):INT
```

```   <type>polynomial</type>
<type>ring</type>
<type>vector</type>
```