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celerity

[ suh-ler-i-tee ]
/ səˈlɛr ɪ ti /
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noun

swiftness; speed.

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Origin of celerity

First recorded in 1480–90; earlier celerite, from Middle French, from Latin celeritās, equivalent to celer “swift” + -itās-ity
See speed.
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British Dictionary definitions for celerity

celerity
/ (sɪˈlɛrɪtɪ) /

noun

rapidity; swiftness; speed
C15: from Old French celerite, from Latin celeritās, from celer swift
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