synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of velocity in English

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From Middle French vélocité, from Latin vēlōcitās (speed), from vēlōx (fast), thus a doublet of veloce.

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /vəˈlɒsəti/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /vəˈlɑsəti/
  • Rhymes: -ɒsɪti

velocity (countable and uncountable, plural velocities)

  1. (physics) A vector quantity that denotes the rate of change of position with respect to time, combining speed with a directional component.
  2. Rapidity of motion.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:speed
  3. The rate of occurrence.
  4. (economics) The number of times that an average unit of currency is spent during a specific period of time.
  • (rapidity of motion; rate of occurrence): speed
  • constant-velocity
  • four-velocity
  • root mean square velocity
  • velocimeter
  • velocity curve
  • velocity dispersion
  • velocity potential

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