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Meaning of CELERITY

Pronunciation:  su'leritee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a rate that is rapid

CELERITY is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: quickness, rapidity
 See Also: despatch, dispatch, expedition, expeditiousness, fleetness, immediacy, immediateness, instancy, instantaneousness, pace, promptitude, promptness, rate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ce*ler"i*ty\, n. [L. celeritas, from celer swiftm
speedy: sf. F. c['e]l['e]rit['e].]
Rapidity of motion; quickness; swiftness.

      Time, with all its celerity, moves slowly to him whose
      whole employment is to watch its flight. --Johnson.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Velocity of a moving wave, as distinguished from velocity of particles oscillating in the wave.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: air speed, alacrity, bat, briskness, dispatch, expedition, expeditiousness, fastness, flight, flit, flurry, gait, ground speed, haste, hurry, hustle, instantaneousness, knots, legerity, lightning speed, miles per hour, pace, precipitation, promptitude, promptness, quickness, rapidity, round pace, rpm, rush, rustle, snappiness, speed, speediness, swift rate, swiftness, velocity