I'm a native English speaker, but I recently had reason to suspect I had misunderstood 'some degree of'. E.g.,
- I can repair your car. It needs some degree of work before it will be ready
- As part of a dialogue difference needs some degree of commonality
- The circuit is targeted at 5G wideband applications requiring narrow band filtering where the bandwidth also needs some degree of tunability
Does it mean a little, a lot? a non-zero amount? a moderate amount? Am I supposed to be to tell the amount from context? Is it just terrible ambiguous style?! I am mainly talking about written English; I suppose I might be able to tell more if it was spoken.