Velocity meaning

və-lŏsĭ-tē
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The speed and direction of motion of a moving body. Velocity is a vector quantity.
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Rapidity or speed of motion; swiftness.
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(physics) A vector quantity whose magnitude is a body's speed and whose direction is the body's direction of motion.
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Quickness or rapidity of motion or action; swiftness; speed.
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(physics) A vector quantity that denotes the rate of change of position with respect to time, or a speed with the directional component.
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Rapidity of motion.
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The rate of occurrence.
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(economics) The number of times that an average unit of currency is spent during a specific period of time.
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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.
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Velocity is the rate of motion, speed or action.

An example of velocity is a car driving at 75 miles per hour.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
velocity
Plural:
velocities

Origin of velocity

  • Middle English velocite from Old French from Latin vēlōcitās from vēlōx vēlōc- fast weg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin vÄ“lōcitās (“speed"), from vÄ“lōx (“fast").

    From Wiktionary