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Since then, total hours worked have rebounded at exactly the same speed. The discovery of this phenomenon, which theorists called universality, was as bizarre as finding that elephants and egrets move at precisely the same top speed. You can coach sharpness within speed s, so that means how you start, how you push off and how you maintain your sprint speed by the technique that you use. As the next flare runs into the protons released by the flare, it would accelerate protons and electrons in the same direction at the same speed s. Term limits could be a prescription to speed change along.
He felt his body grow limp like one of those high- speed films of a flower wilting. The jet engine instantly brought two advances over propellers: it doubled the speed and it was far more reliable. One report has the AirAsia Airbus flying at a speed very close to what would trigger a low speed stall. Authorities blame anarchists protesting a proposed high- speed rail line called TAV that will link Turin and Lyon, France. Really, he had made astonishing speed for one who had tunnelled his way underp. A long stretch of smooth ice followed, over which he glided with ever-increasing speed.
Never again would he sit behind that wheel rejoicing in the insolence of speed. In fact, his appearance was so formidable that Davy did not pause for a second look, but started off at the top of his speed. And the girl, scarce believing her good fortune, departed with a speed that bordered on the ludicrous. In addition to the idiom beginning with speed. New Word List Word List. Save This Word! Also called film speed. Also called shutter speed. See synonyms for speed on Thesaurus. See antonyms for speed on Thesaurus.
Give these words new meaning by adding them to your lexical repertoire and proving that untranslatable words translate pretty well to your vocab. Idioms about speed. Origin of speed First recorded before ; —70 for def.
Speed, velocity, quickness, rapidity, celerity, haste refer to swift or energetic movement or operation. Speed originally prosperity or success may apply to human or nonhuman activity and emphasizes the rate in time at which something travels or operates: the speed of light, of a lens, of an automobile, of thought. Velocity, a more learned or technical term, is sometimes interchangeable with speed : the velocity of light; it is commonly used to refer to high rates of speed, linear or circular: velocity of a projectile.
Quickness, a native word, and rapidity, a synonym of Latin origin, suggest speed of movement or operation on a small or subordinate scale; quickness applies more to people quickness of mind, of perception, of bodily movement , rapidity more to things, often in a technical or mechanical context: the rapidity of moving parts; a lens of great rapidity.
Celerity, a somewhat literary synonym of Latin origin, refers usually to human movement or operation and emphasizes expedition, dispatch, or economy in an activity: the celerity of his response. Haste refers to the energetic activity of human beings under stress; it often suggests lack of opportunity for care or thought: to marry in haste; a report prepared in haste.
See rush 1. Words nearby speed speech recognition , speech sound , speech therapy , speechway , speechwriter , speed , speedball , speedboat , speedboating , speed brake , speed bump. Words related to speed acceleration , agility , quickness , pace , velocity , momentum , fly , advance , rush , promote , run , help , facilitate , ride , zoom , further , hurry , hasten , boost , expedite. How to use speed in a sentence Since then, total hours worked have rebounded at exactly the same speed. Neutrinos could reveal how fast radio bursts are launched Lisa Grossman September 16, Science News.
The Giant of the North R. Davy and The Goblin Charles E. Martin's Summer Rafael Sabatini. It is measured in metres per second, miles per hour, etc. It increases as the f- is decreased and vice versa. See also speed up. Derived forms of speed speeder , noun. The ratio of the distance traveled by an object regardless of its direction to the time required to travel that distance.
Compare velocity. All rights reserved. In addition to the idiom beginning with speed speed up.Another word for up to speed
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