- Velocity is the rate of motion, speed or action.
An example of velocity is a car driving at 75 miles per hour.
A train moves at a high velocity.
velocity definition by Webster's New World
- quickness or rapidity of motion or action; swiftness; speed
- rate of change of position, in relation to time; speed (sense )
- a vector quantity that specifies both the speed of a body and its direction of motion: abbrev. v
Origin: French vélocité ; from Classical Latin velocitas ; from velox: see velocipede
velocity definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. ve·loc·i·ties
- Rapidity or speed of motion; swiftness.
- Physics A vector quantity whose magnitude is a body's speed and whose direction is the body's direction of motion.
- a. The rate of speed of action or occurrence.b. The rate at which money changes hands in an economy.
Origin: Middle English velocite, from Old French, from Latin vēlōcitās, from vēlōx, vēlōc-, fast; see weg- in Indo-European roots.
velocity - Business Definition
velocity - Cultural Definition
The vector giving the speed and direction of motion of any object.
velocity - Investment & Finance Definition
The rate at which a given dollar changes hands during a certain period of time. The faster money turns over, the higher the velocity. A higher velocity is associated with a higher dollar volume of transactions and could lead to inflation. Velocity is calculated by dividing gross domestic product by money supply. Economists who subscribe to monetarism believe that the changes in velocity are fairly predictable, and they study the causes of money growth and changes in velocity to estimate future economic growth.Webster's New World Finance and Investment Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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