noun /dɪˈɡri/ us

› [C] ( symbol °) a unit of measurement of temperature, often shown by the symbol ° written after a number: The temperature is expected to climb to 90° tomorrow.

› [C] algebra an exponent (= number that shows how many times another number is to be multiplied by itself)degree of a monomial › A degree of a monomial is the total of the exponents in a mathematical statement.degree of a polynomial › A degree of a polynomial is the largest of the exponents in a mathematical statement.

› [C] the level of achievement recognized for a student who has completed a course of study at a college or university: She earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Yale.

in Korean | 도, 학위, 정도… |

in Arabic | دَرَجة, شَهادة جامِعِيّة… |

in French | degré, diplôme… |

in Turkish | sıcaklığı gösteren derece, açı gösteren derece, üniversite diploması/belgesi… |

in Italian | grado, laurea, livello… |

in Chinese (Traditional) | 數量, 程度, 水準… |

in Russian | градус, ученая степень, диплом… |

in Polish | stopień, stopień naukowy… |

in Spanish | grado, título… |

in Portuguese | grau, licenciatura, diploma universitário… |

in German | der Grad, das Grad, die Würde… |

in Catalan | grau, títol… |

in Japanese | （角度や温度の）～度, 学位, 程度… |

in Chinese (Simplified) | 数量, 程度, 水平… |

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March 25, 2015

This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,