average speed

the total distance traveled divided by the total time elapsed.
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Main Entry:  average speed
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the average distance traveled per hour; the distance traveled divided by the time taken
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Better signalling can increase the average speed of journeys.
The record is judged as the average speed of two runs in opposite directions
  held within an hour.
Moving through water, the dolphin was able to attain the average speed of a car
  driven in the city.
But the accelerating object will have a smaller average speed than the first
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