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noun speed pronunciation in American English /spid/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the rate at which someone or something moves
    speed of:

    The device measures the speed and direction of the wind.

    top speed (=the fastest that something can travel):

    The new model has a top speed of 125 miles per hour.

    pick up/gather speed (=go faster):

    The hurricane has picked up speed and turned toward the coast.

    1. a.
      the rate at which something happens

      They were working with incredible speed.

    2. b.
      the rate at which a machine works

      a printing speed of 6 pages per minute

  2. 2
    movement that is very fast

    The main advantage of this bike is its speed.

  3. 4
    [countable] the time that it takes for a camera’s shutter to open and close to allow light in

    shutter speed

  4. 5
    [uncountable] informal an illegal drug that makes people feel as if they have a lot of energy

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