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average speed

noun
1.
the total distance traveled divided by the total time elapsed.
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Examples from the web for average speed
  • 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 one.
  • Temperature, in turn, is a measure of the average speed of molecular motion.
  • The flock would have an average speed, but some birds would be flying faster or slower than that average speed.
Contemporary definitions for average speed
noun

the average distance traveled per hour; the distance traveled divided by the time taken

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