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velocity British & World English

The speed of something in a given direction

velocity English Thesaurus

light always travels at the same constant velocity

velocity of circulation in velocity British & World English

The rate at which money changes hands within an economy

escape velocity British & World English

The lowest velocity which a body must have in order to escape the gravitational attraction of a particular planet or other object

group velocity British & World English

The speed at which the energy of a wave travels

muzzle velocity British & World English

The velocity with which a bullet or shell leaves the muzzle of a gun

phase velocity British & World English

The speed of propagation of a sine wave or a sinusoidal component of a complex wave, equal to the product of its wavelength and frequency

radial velocity British & World English

The velocity of a star or other body along the line of sight of an observer

angular velocity British & World English

The rate of change of angular position of a rotating body

seismic velocity British & World English

The velocity of propagation of elastic waves in a particular rock

terminal velocity British & World English

The constant speed that a freely falling object eventually reaches when the resistance of the medium through which it is falling prevents further acceleration

velocity profile British & World English

The variation in velocity along a line at right angles to the general direction of flow

Alfvén velocity in Alfvén wave British & World English

A transverse magnetohydrodynamic wave travelling in the direction of the magnetic field in a magnetized plasma. The velocity of such waves (the Alfvén velocity or speed) is characteristic for a plasma of given properties