celerity

[ suh-ler-i-tee ]
/ səˈlɛr ɪ ti /

noun

swiftness; speed.

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Origin of celerity

1480–90; earlier celerite < Middle French < Latin celeritās, equivalent to celer swift + -itās -ity
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British Dictionary definitions for celerity

celerity
/ (sɪˈlɛrɪtɪ) /

noun

rapidity; swiftness; speed

Word Origin for celerity

C15: from Old French celerite, from Latin celeritās, from celer swift
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