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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Velocity \Ve*loc"i*ty\, n.; pl. Velocities. [L. velocitas, from velox, -ocis, swift, quick; perhaps akin to v?lare to fly (see Volatile): cf. F. v['e]locit['e].]
Quickness of motion; swiftness; speed; celerity; rapidity; as, the velocity of wind; the velocity of a planet or comet in its orbit or course; the velocity of a cannon ball; the velocity of light.
Note: In such phrases, velocity is more generally used than celerity. We apply celerity to animals; as, a horse or an ostrich runs with celerity; but bodies moving in the air or in ethereal space move with greater or less velocity, not celerity. This usage is arbitrary, and perhaps not universal.
(Mech.) Rate of motion; the relation of motion to time, measured by the number of units of space passed over by a moving body or point in a unit of time, usually the number of feet passed over in a second. See the Note under Speed.
Angular velocity. See under Angular.
Initial velocity, the velocity of a moving body at starting; especially, the velocity of a projectile as it leaves the mouth of a firearm from which it is discharged.
Relative velocity, the velocity with which a body approaches or recedes from another body, whether both are moving or only one.
Uniform velocity, velocity in which the same number of units of space are described in each successive unit of time.
Variable velocity, velocity in which the space described varies from instant, either increasing or decreasing; -- in the former case called accelerated velocity, in the latter, retarded velocity; the acceleration or retardation itself being also either uniform or variable.
Virtual velocity. See under Virtual.
Note: In variable velocity, the velocity, strictly, at any given instant, is the rate of motion at that instant, and is expressed by the units of space, which, if the velocity at that instant were continued uniform during a unit of time, would be described in the unit of time; thus, the velocity of a falling body at a given instant is the number of feet which, if the motion which the body has at that instant were continued uniformly for one second, it would pass through in the second. The scientific sense of velocity differs from the popular sense in being applied to all rates of motion, however slow, while the latter implies more or less rapidity or quickness of motion.
Syn: Swiftness; celerity; rapidity; fleetness; speed.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
n. 1 (context physics English) A vector quantity that denotes the rate of change of position with respect to time, or a speed with the directional component. 2 rapidity of motion. 3 The rate of occurrence. 4 (context economics English) The number of times that an average unit of currency is spent during a specific period of time.
n. distance travelled per unit time [syn: speed]
Velocity is a quantity in physics that is related to speed.
Velocity may also refer to:
- Velocity (album), by The Vels
- Velocity (comics), a comic-book character
- Velocity (memory cache), from Microsoft
- Velocity (newspaper), in Louisville, Kentucky
- Velocity (novel), by Dean Koontz
- Velocity (software development), a measure of productivity
- Velocity (TV channel), a Discovery Communications channel
- Velocity (video game), a PlayStation game
- Velocity SE, an entry-level homebuilt aircraft
- Velocity XL, a high-performance homebuilt aircraft
- Apache Velocity, a Java template engine
- USS Velocity, one of several U.S. Navy warships
- WWE Velocity, a wrestling television show
- Velocity of money, a monetary economics concept
- Velocity Tower, a tower in Sheffield
- Velocity, a MIDI message reflecting how fast a key is pressed
- Velo-city, a series of cycle planning conferences
Velocity is a novel by Dean Koontz first published in 2005. Set in Napa County, California, it is about a man in his thirties who takes the law into his own hands when, out of the blue, he is threatened by an anonymous adversary. The "words of wisdom" with which the novel is interspersed are direct quotations from the writings of T. S. Eliot.
Velocity, (real name Carin Taylor) is an Image Comics/ Top Cow Productions character from the comic series Cyberforce, created by Marc Silvestri in 1992. She is one of, if not the main character in the Cyberforce series, and often serves as the reader’s guide or eyes through the story arcs. Most of the early story arcs focused on her burgeoning friendship with the members of Cyberforce, and her struggle through meta-human teenage development. She is the younger sister of Ballistic.
Velocity is the first album recorded by The Vels ( Alice Cohen, Chris Larkin and Charles Hansen).
"Velocity" was published in 1984 under the Mercury Records label, and was produced by Steven Stanley.
Velocity is a capacity planning tool sometimes used in agile software development. Velocity tracking is the act of measuring said velocity. The velocity is calculated by counting the number of units of work completed in a certain interval, the length of which is determined at the start of the project.
Velocity was a free, weekly magazine published between December 3, 2003 and June 15, 2011, by The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Kentucky.
The full-color tabloid was distributed at 1,800 locations in a 13-county area in Kentucky and Southern Indiana.
Velocity was widely seen as an attempt by the Courier-Journal and its parent company, Gannett, to gain some of the market dominated by the Louisville Eccentric Observer, an alternative newsweekly.
Velocity targeted the 25-to-34-year-old age demographic. It was consciously non-political, although it occasionally covered hot-button issues such as the Iraq War, local and national elections, the ban on public smoking in Louisville, and gay life.
Regular weekly features included "The Bar Hopper", in which a local tavern was profiled; "The Party Crasher", a photo-story from the weekend's parties; and "What I'm Into", a mini-profile of a local person.
Velocity was discontinued during a round of budget cuts by Gannett.
Velocity (formerly HD Theater and originally Discovery HD Theater) is an American high-definition, commercial-based, cable and satellite television network owned by Discovery Communications. The network specializes in nonfiction programming, focusing on cars, and also sports (particularly motorsports), leisure, and other topics targeted at men ages 18 to 54.
As of February 2015, approximately 62.3 million American households (53.5% of households with television) receive Velocity.
The velocity of an object is the rate of change of its position with respect to a frame of reference, and is a function of time. Velocity is equivalent to a specification of its speed and direction of motion (e.g. to the north). Velocity is an important concept in kinematics, the branch of classical mechanics that describes the motion of bodies.
Velocity is a physical vector quantity; both magnitude and direction are needed to define it. The scalar absolute value ( magnitude) of velocity is called "speed", being a coherent derived unit whose quantity is measured in the SI (metric) system as metres per second (m/s) or as the SI base unit of (m⋅s). For example, "5 metres per second" is a scalar (not a vector), whereas "5 metres per second east" is a vector.
If there is a change in speed, direction, or both, then the object has a changing velocity and is said to be undergoing an acceleration.
Velocity is a shoot 'em up video game developed by FuturLab for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, and PlayStation Vita as a PlayStation mini. The developers signed with Sony to create new titles for the PlayStation Vita. A sequel titled Velocity 2X was released on September 2, 2014 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, and on August 19, 2015 for Steam and Xbox One.
Velocity's syntax is designed to make it easier to create complex animations for HTML and SVG elements. In addition to its workflow benefits, Velocity provides animation performance that is competitive with CSS-based animation. Velocity achieves its performance by maintaining an internal cache of animation states and minimizing "layout thrashing," the undesirable behavior that web browsers undergo when visually updating at a fast rate. Altogether, its workflow and performance benefits allow Velocity to be used for sophisticated animation programming that can be integrated into both web and mobile applications. Its broad browser and device support make it ideal for large enterprise distributions that must support low-powered devices.
Velocity is used to power the user interfaces of many notable websites, including those of Uber, Samsung, WhatsApp, Tumblr, HTC, Mazda, and Microsoft Windows. It is one of the most favorited projects on the code hosting service GitHub. In 2015, Velocity was nominated for Open Source Project of the Year by The Net Awards.
Usage examples of "velocity".
It would accelerate to relativistic velocities between Magaria and Zanshaa, then broadcast its coded contents to the capital.
Naxid missiles, Martinez realized, accelerated to relativistic velocities outside the system, then fired through the wormhole along the route they knew Chenforce had to take.
She was trapped without a ship or a radio aboard an asteroid that was accelerating smoothly to absurdly high velocities by means she could not understand.
The propeller ceased to revolve, and the aeroplane began to plunge downward with fearful velocity.
An automatic rheostat must have been mounted to the speaker, for the volume rose steadily, until the noise of the storm wind filled the office, a blast of rushing airlike the sounds of an experimental wind tunnel at maximum velocity.
The three cactacae are appalled at this velocity and control that border on thaumaturgy.
All that I can remember is, that on every ascensional motion, we were hoisted up with ever increasing velocity, as if we had been launched from a huge projectile.
The boojum registered the number, velocity, mass, and origin of the small ships, as well as noting the tell-tale hydrogen torches propelling them.
Despite all the evidence that I presented to the contrary, Chubby could never quite shake, off the belief that the velocity and range of a bullet depended upon how hard one pulled the trigger - and Chubby intended that his bullets go very fast and very far indeed.
The screen was apparently in itself a coign of vantage, flying through space with the velocity of light, and the watchers gasped involuntarily and drew themselves together as with that unthinkable speed they flashed down toward the surface of Callisto.
H-bomb crane technique velocity impossibly equals speed minus girth on this turf, earthless spinner.
I puzzled out at last that my best chance would be to drop back towards the moon as near as I dared in order to gather velocity, then to shut my windows, and fly behind it, and when I was past to open my earthward windows, and so get off at a good pace homeward.
I shut all but an inch or so of earthward window, and dropped with a slackening velocity.
I dared in order to gather velocity, then to shut my windows, and fly behind it, and when I was past to open my earthward windows, and so get off at a good pace homeward.
Every loose article in every heptagon had long since been stored in its individual shock-proof compartment, and now every Vorkul coiled his entire body in fierce clasp about mighty horizontal bars: for the entire kinetic energy of the untold millions of tons of mass comprising the cone, at the terrific measure of its highest possible velocity, was to be hurled upon those unbreakable linkages of force which bound the trussed aggregation of Vorkulian fortresses to the deeply-buried intrenchments of the hexans.