For an assignment, I am trying to determine the separability degree of some algebraic field extension $L/K$. The definition of the separability degree of polynomial is not difficult to find at all, namely it is the degree of the unique irreducible, separable polynomial we can associate with any polynomial. As of yet, I have been unable to find the definition of the separability degree of a field extension.
Could someone give this definition or point me in the right direction to a definition?
Based on the fact that if $L$ is the splitting field for $K$, then $|Aut(L/K)|\leq [L:K]$ with equality if and only if $L$ is separable over $K$, I am tempted to guess that the separability degree of $L/K$ has something to do with $Aut(L/K)$. Is this justified?