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airspeed

[air-speed] /ˈɛərˌspid/
noun
1.
the forward speed of an aircraft relative to the air through which it moves.
Also, air speed.
Compare groundspeed.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; air1 + speed
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airspeed

/ˈɛəˌspiːd/
noun
1.
the speed of an aircraft relative to the air in which it moves Compare groundspeed
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