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VELOCITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does velocity mean? 

VELOCITY (noun)
  The noun VELOCITY has 1 sense:

1. distance travelled per unit time

  Familiarity information: VELOCITY used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


VELOCITY (noun)


Sense 1velocity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Distance travelled per unit time

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

speed; velocity

Hypernyms ("velocity" is a kind of...):

rate (a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "velocity"):

airspeed (the speed of an aircraft relative to the air in which it is flying)

steerageway ((nautical) the minimum rate of motion needed for a vessel to be maneuvered)

c; light speed; speed of light (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)

radial velocity (velocity along the line of sight toward or away from the observer)

peculiar velocity (velocity with respect to the local standard of rest)

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

hypervelocity (excessive velocity)

groundspeed (the speed of an aircraft relative to the ground)

escape velocity (the minimum velocity needed to escape a gravitational field)

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


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