noun (plural velocities)
- 1The speed of something in a given direction: the velocities of the emitted particlesMore example sentences
- He noticed Venus move, he was able to determine its direction and its velocity and very importantly he was able to determine its angular diameter.
- If an object is moving in one direction without a force acting on it, then it continues to move in that direction with a constant velocity.
- Anti-matter has mass and when mass moves at a high velocity, there is an overall increase in energy.
- 1.1(In general use) speed: the tank shot backward at an incredible velocityMore example sentences
- Scientists and inventors are unraveling new technology at incredible velocity.
- But you don't have to be a dot-com executive to see how the Internet accelerates business velocity.
- Medical advances aside, almost every technological progress has been about velocity, about the simple process of speeding things up.
- 1.2 (also velocity of circulation) Economics The rate at which money changes hands within an economy.More example sentences
- He assumed no international trade effects, an unchanged money supply and a constant velocity of circulation.
- John Maynard Keynes challenged the theory in the 1930s, saying that increases in money supply lead to a decrease in the velocity of circulation and that real income, the flow of money to the factors of production, increased.
- Time and money appear as commensurate albeit inverse values because of the effect of the velocity of circulation on the accumulation of capital.
late Middle English: from French vélocité or Latin velocitas, from velox, veloc- 'swift'.