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pace

noun (SPEED)    /peɪs/
B2 [U] the speed at which someone or something moves, or with which something happens or changes: a slow/fast pace When she thought she heard someone following her, she quickened her pace. Could you slow down a bit - I can't keep pace with (= walk or run as fast as) you. For many years this company has set the pace (= has been the most successful company) in the communications industry. These changes seem to me to be happening at too fast a pace. I don't like the pace of modern life. → See also pacemakerSpeed of motionMoving firmly on foot force the pace to make other people in a race go faster by going faster yourselfSpeed of motionMoving firmly on foot [U] the ability of a football player or team to move quickly with the ball: He plays on the right wing and has pace as well as skill. Chelsea lacked pace up front.
(Definition of pace noun (SPEED) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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