la velocidad
-the speed
See the entry for velocidad.


A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (quickness)
a. speed
Redujimos la velocidad porque comenzó a llover.We reduced our speed because it started to rain.
2. (physics)
a. velocity
Determina la velocidad promedio del automóvil durante la primera parte del viaje.Determine the average velocity of the car during the first half of the trip.
b. speed
Usa los datos de distancia y tiempo para calcular la velocidad del cometa.Use the data on distance and time to calculate the speed of the comet.
3. (automobile)
a. gear
Prefiero la transmisión automática porque se me complica cambiar de velocidades.I prefer automatic transmission because I find it hard to shift gears.
b. speed
Pon el coche en primera velocidad y ten cuidado con los demás automóviles.Put the car into first speed and be careful with the other cars.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (rapidez)
a. speed
2. (specialized term)
a. velocity
¿a qué velocidad van?what speed are they going at?, how fast are they going?
a toda velocidadat full speed
lo tuvimos que hacer a toda velocidadwe had to do it as fast as we could
de alta velocidadhigh-speed
con la velocidad de un rayoas quick as lightning
velocidad de crucerocruising speed
la velocidad de la luzthe speed of light
velocidad máximatop speed
3. (computers)
velocidad de procesoprocessing speed
la velocidad del sonidothe speed of sound
4. (computers)
velocidad de transmisiónbaud rate
velocidad de vueloairspeed
5. (automotive)
a. gear
cambiar de velocidadto change gear
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1 (gen) speed; (Técnica) velocity; swiftness; speediness
de alta velocidad high-speed; a gran velocidad at high speed; a máxima o toda velocidad at full speed; at top speed; ¿a qué velocidad? how fast?; at what speed?; ¿a qué velocidad ibas? what speed were you doing?; cobrar velocidad to pick up o gather speed
disminuir o moderar la velocidad perder velocidad to slow down
exceder la velocidad permitida to speed; exceed the speed limit
confundir la velocidad con el tocino to get things mixed up
no confundas la velocidad con el tocino
velocidad adquirida momentum
velocidad de crucero cruising speed
velocidad de despegue takeoff speed
velocidad del sonido speed of sound
velocidad de obturación velocidad de obturador shutter speed
velocidad de transferencia transfer rate
velocidad económica cruising speed
velocidad máxima maximum speed; top speed
velocidad máxima de impresión (Informática) maximum print speed
velocidad punta maximum speed; top speed
2 (Mecánica) gear; speed
primera velocidad velocidad corta low gear; bottom gear; first gear
segunda/tercera/cuarta velocidad second/third/top gear; meter la segunda velocidad to change into second gear; cuatro velocidades hacia adelante four forward gears
velocidades de avance forward gears
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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