miles per hour


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miles per hour

(mph) A unit of speed representing the number of miles traveled in one hour.
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Noun1.miles per hour - the ratio of the distance traveled (in miles) to the time spent traveling (in hours)miles per hour - the ratio of the distance traveled (in miles) to the time spent traveling (in hours)
rate - a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit; "they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour"; "the rate of change was faster than expected"
2.miles per hour - a speedometer reading for the momentary rate of travelmiles per hour - a speedometer reading for the momentary rate of travel
meter reading, reading, indication - a datum about some physical state that is presented to a user by a meter or similar instrument; "he could not believe the meter reading"; "the barometer gave clear indications of an approaching storm"
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For all I knew, it might have been four miles per hour instead of two.
"This model (which, through want of time, we have necessarily described in an imperfect manner,) was put in action at the Adelaide Gallery, where it accomplished a velocity of five miles per hour; although, strange to say, it excited very little interest in comparison with the previous complex machine of Mr.
Mason's MS.] This morning the gale, by 10, had subsided to an eight or nine - knot breeze, (for a vessel at sea,) and bears us, perhaps, thirty miles per hour, or more.
"There are tornadoes that sweep at the rate of more than two hundred and forty miles per hour."
What inhabitant of the earth perceives its speed, which, however, is at the rate of 68,000 miles per hour? Motion under such conditions is "felt" no more than repose; and when a body is in repose it will remain so as long as no strange force displaces it; if moving, it will not stop unless an obstacle comes in its way.
Imagine this sand tearing along at ninety, a hundred, a hundred and twenty, or any other number of miles per hour. Imagine, further, this sand to be invisible, impalpable, yet to retain all the weight and density of sand.
There will also be a temporary 40 miles per hour buffer speed limit on the A4059 at either end of the works for a distance of 400 metres.
It powers its way to 62 miles per hour in under 11 seconds and offers a top speed of 114 miles per hour.
The car can cover the quarter mile in 12.8 seconds, while the top speed is limited to 155 miles per hour.
CNEOS noted that 2019 NM5 has a velocity of 19,600 miles per hour and will fly past Earth from a distance of only 0.00544 astronomical units or 506,000 miles.
The A4030 southbound in Sandwell - Bearwood Road in Smethwick - was the second slowest road in the county with average speeds reaching 9.1 miles per hour.
There's a wind of about 1 million miles per hour that blows radially outward from the Sun.