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Definition 1: distance travelled per unit time - [noun denoting time]

Synonyms for velocity in the sense of this definition

(velocity is a kind of ...) a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit

"they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour" "the rate of change was faster than expected"

(... is a kind of velocity ) the constant maximum velocity reached by a body falling through the atmosphere under the attraction of gravity

(... is a kind of velocity ) (nautical) the minimum rate of motion needed for a vessel to be maneuvered

(... is a kind of velocity ) the speed at which light travels in a vacuum; the constancy and universality of the speed of light is recognized by defining it to be exactly 299,792,458 meters per second

(... is a kind of velocity ) velocity along the line of sight toward or away from the observer

(... is a kind of velocity ) velocity with respect to the local standard of rest

(... is a kind of velocity ) the velocity of a projectile as it leaves the muzzle of a gun

(... is a kind of velocity ) excessive velocity

"the meteorites struck the earth with hypervelocity impacts"

(... is a kind of velocity ) the speed of an aircraft relative to the ground

(... is a kind of velocity ) the minimum velocity needed to escape a gravitational field

(... is a kind of velocity ) the speed of an aircraft relative to the air in which it is flying

(... is a kind of velocity ) (physics) the rate of change of the angular position of a rotating body; usually expressed in radians per second or radians per minute

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