Meaning of VELOCITY in English


ve ‧ lo ‧ ci ‧ ty /vəˈlɒsəti, vɪˈlɒsəti $ -ˈlɑː-/ BrE AmE noun ( plural velocities )

[ Date: 1500-1600 ; Language: French ; Origin: vélocité , from Latin velocitas , from velox 'fast' ]

1 . [uncountable and countable] technical the speed of something that is moving in a particular direction:

the velocity of light

The speedboat reached a velocity of 120 mph.

a high velocity bullet

2 . [uncountable] a high speed:

Martinez had good velocity on his fastball.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.