velocity

[ vuh-los-i-tee ]SEE DEFINITION OF velocity
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In other words the pressure of the wind increases with the square of the velocity.

Pressure of wind increases in proportion to the square of the velocity.

Still, still the hunter pursued; he suspended not the velocity of his course.

With the growth had come an immense augmentation of velocity.

Thus the elasticity of the air determines the velocity of sound in it.

In this way the density of the ether has been deduced by noting the velocity of light.

Minkiewicz ran his left hand with velocity across the table.

Velocity of this rotation is something over three miles a second.

This quantity varies and is dependent on the mass, together with the velocity.

The shafts revolved at a velocity of about 60 miles an hour.

WORD ORIGIN

1550a, from Latin velocitatem (nominative velocitas) "swiftness, speed," from velox (genitive velocis) "swift," of uncertain origin, perhaps related to vehere "carry" (see vehicle), or from the same root as vegetable (see vigil).

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