the time rate of change of angular position of a rotating body, usually expressed in radians per second or radians per minute.
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Origin of angular velocity
First recorded in 1810–20
Words nearby angular velocity
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British Dictionary definitions for angular velocity
the velocity of a body rotating about a specified axis measured as the rate of change of the angle subtended at that axis by the path of the bodySymbol: ω
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Scientific definitions for angular velocity
The rate of change of an angle associated with an object with respect to some reference point. For example, the average angular velocity of an object moving around a central reference point once every second is 2π radians per second; the Earth spins around its axis with an angular velocity of 2π radians per day. Also called angular frequency
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