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speed

noun [C/U]    /spid/
(a) rate at which something moves or happens: [C] a speed of 25 miles per hour [U] Both cars were traveling at high speed. [U] They came racing down the hill at top speed (= as fast as they could go). [U] The processing speed of my new computer is much faster. [C] This electric drill has two speeds (= rates at which it turns). physics Speed is also the rate at which something travels, expressed as the number of meters in a second. A speed is also a gear (= part that controls the rate at which a vehicle moves): [C] I have a ten-speed bicycle. speedily    /ˈspi·dəl·i/ adverb The error can be speedily corrected.
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