# Definitions and Synonyms of *velocity* | Another word for *velocity* | What is *velocity? *

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

*Synonyms for velocity in the sense of this definition*

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*"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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