Degree symbol takes the shape of a small superscript circle. This symbol is used in many fields, and it has a different indication in each of them. In geometry, it represents the degree of the angle (arch). In weather and physics, it indicates the temperature, the hours in medicine, and the diminished quality in musical harmony.
Scientists think that the first use of the symbol was in mathematics in 1657 according to the records. In the case of geometry, the symbol is placed after the number. But when writing the temperature, it’s positioned after the number and before the letter c (represents celsius).