Degree Symbol in LATEX

LATEX has a command for pretty much every useless symbol known to man, but it doesn’t have one for something I would consider pretty much essential… The degree symbol

You can write a circle in suberscript using math mode: ^\circ

The obvious thing to do is to define a command that writes a degree symbol when used with \degree as it should be. Just add before the document starts this line…


This can be used in math mode as well as outside of it.

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