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Definition of "velocity" []

  • Rapidity or speed of motion; swiftness. (noun)
  • Physics A vector quantity whose magnitude is a body's speed and whose direction is the body's direction of motion. (noun)
  • The rate of speed of action or occurrence. (noun)
  • The rate at which money changes hands in an economy. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "velocity" in a sentence
  • "In 1899 Lenard demonstrated the cause to be the emission of electrons at a certain velocity from the negatively charged body."
  • "One of the things -- we're working on things like what we call velocity, which is the ability to turn the backlogs faster."
  • "And it's what we call the velocity of money still has to improve."