ātrums

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Etymology[edit]

From ātrs (fast, quick) +‎ -ums.

Noun[edit]

ātrums m (1st declension)

  1. (physics) speed, velocity (property of motion, defined by the distance covered in a unit amount of time)
    skrējiena ātrums — race speed
    skaņas ātrumsspeed of sound
    gaismas ātrumsspeed of light
    kosmiskais ātrums — escape (lit. cosmic) velocity
    ātruma rādītājs, spidometrs — speed indicator, speedometer
    uzņemt ātrums — to pick up, to increase speed
    zibens ātruma bezdelīgas šaujas no mājām uz lauku — with lightning speed the swallows flew (lit. shot) from home to the field
  2. (of processes, activities, events) speed, rapidity, rate
    elpošanas ātrums — breathing rate
    pulsācijas ātrums — pulse, pulsation rate
    zivju augšanas ātrums — fish growth rate
    uztveres ātrums — perceptual speed
    viss norisinājās neiedomājamā ātrumā — everything happened at an incredible speed
  3. (in locative) in a hurry, hurriedly
    ātrumā aizmirst ko pateikt — to forget what to say in a hurry
    ātrumā kļūdīties — to make a mistake in a hurry, hurriedly
  4. (cars, automobiles) gear
    braukt ar trešo ātrumu — to ride in, with the third gear
    pārslēgt ātrumu — to shift gears
    šoferis pārslēdza ātrumu, lai mašīna straujāk ripotu uz priekšu — the driver shifted gears, so that the car would ride forward faster

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