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groundspeed

[ground-speed] /ˈgraʊndˌspid/
noun
1.
the speed of an aircraft with reference to the ground.
Also, ground speed.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; ground1 + speed
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  • The airplane will reach critical engine failure indicated airspeed at a lower groundspeed.
  • Corrects for and records the differences between preflight groundspeed and heading calculations and those determined en-route.
  • When there is wind, groundspeed is not identical to airspeed.
British Dictionary definitions for groundspeed

groundspeed

/ˈɡraʊndˌspiːd/
noun
1.
the speed of an aircraft relative to the ground Compare airspeed
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