Circles to Degrees Conversion
Enter the angle in circles below to get the value converted to degrees.
1 cir = 360° 0′ 0″
How to Convert Circles to Degrees
To convert a circle measurement to a degree measurement, multiply the angle by the conversion ratio.
Since one circle is equal to 360 degrees, you can use this simple formula to convert:
The angle in degrees is equal to the circles multiplied by 360.
How Many Degrees are in a Circle?
There are 360 degrees in a circle, which is why we use this value in the formula above.
1 cir = 360°
Circles and degrees are both units used to measure angle. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.
A circle is the equivalent of 1 revolution around a circle, or 360°.
A circle is sometimes also referred to as a revolution. Circles can be abbreviated as cir; for example, 1 circle can be written as 1 cir.
A degree is a measure of angle equal to 1/360th of a revolution, or circle. The number 360 has 24 divisors, making it a fairly easy number to work with. There are also 360 days in the Persian calendar year, and many theorize that early astronomers used 1 degree per day.
The degree is an SI accepted unit for angle for use with the metric system. A degree is sometimes also referred to as a degree of arc, arc degree, or arcdegree. Degrees can be abbreviated as °, and are also sometimes abbreviated as deg. For example, 1 degree can be written as 1° or 1 deg.
Degrees can also be expressed using minutes and seconds as an alternative to using the decimal form. Minutes and seconds are expressed using the prime (′) and double-prime (″) characters, although a single-quote and double-quote are often used for convenience.
One minute is equal to 1/60th of a degree, and one second is equal to 1/60th of a minute.
Protractors are commonly used to measure angles in degrees. They are semi-circle or full-circle devices with degree markings allowing a user to measure an angle in degrees. Learn more about how to use a protractor or download a printable protractor.
Circle to Degree Conversion Table
- Collins Dictionary, Definition of 'degree', https://www.collinsdictionary.com/us/dictionary/english/degree