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VITESSE MOUVEMENT [1 record]

Record 1 2009-05-21

English

Subject field(s)
  • Scientific Measurements and Analyses
  • General Mechanics (Physics)
DEF

Distance traveled divided by the time of travel.

CONT

Velocity is the rate of movement, or more specifically, the distance traveled per unit of time.

OBS

Rate of motion in a straight line is called linear speed, whereas change of direction per unit time is called angular speed. Speed and velocity are often used interchangeably although some authorities maintain that velocity should be used only for the vector quantity.

OBS

rate of motion: term used at Natural Resources Canada - Earth Sciences Sector.

Key term(s)
  • motion rate
  • movement rate

French

Domaine(s)
  • Mesures et analyse (Sciences)
  • Mécanique générale (Physique)
OBS

vitesse de mouvement : terme en usage à Ressources naturelles Canada - Secteur des sciences de la Terre.

Spanish

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