›(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).›physicsSpeed 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/adv›The error can be speedily corrected.