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speed

noun
 
 
/spiːd/
[C or U] IT, INTERNET the rate at which a computer or an internet connection operates and provides information: Increase the speed of your computer with our new software. How do I verify my computer's CPU speed? First you need to find out what your internet connection speed is.
up to speed if you are up to speed with a subject or activity, you have all the latest information necessary to understand or do something well: A few days training on the new computer system will get you up to speed. Before we start the meeting I'm going to bring you up to speed with the latest developments.
Translations of “speed”
in Korean 속도…
in Arabic سُرْعة…
in French vitesse…
in Turkish hız, sürat…
in Italian velocità…
in Chinese (Traditional) 運動速度, 速度,速率, 飛速,快速…
in Russian скорость…
in Polish szybkość, prędkość, pęd…
in Spanish velocidad, rapidez…
in Portuguese velocidade…
in German die Geschwindigkeit, die Schnelligkeit…
in Catalan velocitat…
in Japanese 速度, スピード…
in Chinese (Simplified) 运动速度, 速度,速率, 飞速,快速…
(Definition of speed from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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