velocidad

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin vēlōcitās.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /beloθiˈdad/ [be.lo.θiˈð̞að̞]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /belosiˈdad/ [be.lo.siˈð̞að̞]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ad
  • Hyphenation: ve‧lo‧ci‧dad

Noun[edit]

velocidad f (plural velocidades)

  1. speed
    Synonym: rapidez
  2. (physics) velocity
  3. (automotive) gear

Usage notes[edit]

In Mexico, when used colloquially referring to a particular interlocking of gears, and while talking to the driver, the noun "velocidad" (or "marcha") is frequently ommited, as its meaning is understood by driver:

  • ¿En qué lo traes?which gear have you set? (literally, “on what are you running it [the car]?”)
  • (Lo traigo) en quintafifth gear (literally, “in fifth”)

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