noun, plural ve·loc·i·ties.
- velo binding,
- velocity head,
- velocity microphone,
- velocity modulation,
- velocity of circulation,
- velocity of money
Origin of velocity
Examples from the Web for velocity
Phone lines would catch fire from the velocity and ferocity of his words.David Garth, the Consultant Who Talked Up to Voters|Jeff Greenfield|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Increase and diversify the velocity of your messages to a maddening pace.
But Galston says what made the difference for Reagan was also the velocity of the change.
The velocity and density of everything just boggles my mind.
When a story achieves that kind of velocity, everyone wants to jump in.
In a frog, he found the velocity to be about eighty feet a second, or less than one-thirteenth of the velocity of sound in air.The Catholic World; Volume I, Issues 1-6|E. Rameur
Falling from the neutral point, the Projectile should strike the Earth with a velocity of more than 25,000 miles an hour!All Around the Moon|Jules Verne
The velocity of a severe storm is 36 miles an hour; that of a hurricane, 80 miles an hour.
The principal shaft makes two hundred revolutions per minute, but the velocity of that of the pumps is but fifty revolutions.
They are no more agreed as to its composition after it reaches us than as to its velocity.Fables of Infidelity and Facts of Faith|Robert Patterson
noun plural -ties
Word Origin for velocity
1550a, from Latin velocitatem (nominative velocitas) "swiftness, speed," from velox (genitive velocis) "swift," of uncertain origin, perhaps related to vehere "carry" (see vehicle), or from the same root as vegetable (see vigil).
The vector giving the speed and direction of motion of any object.