Velocity vs Hypersonic - What's the difference?

velocity | hypersonic |


As a noun velocity

is (physics) a vector quantity that denotes the rate of change of position with respect to time, or a speed with the directional component.

As an adjective hypersonic is

(of a speed|aviation) equal to, or greater than, or capable of achieving, five times the speed of sound.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

velocity

English

Noun

  • (physics) A vector quantity that denotes the rate of change of position with respect to time, or a speed with the directional component.
  • Rapidity of motion.
  • The rate of occurrence.
  • (economics) The number of times that an average unit of currency is spent during a specific period of time.
  • Derived terms

    * angular velocity * phase velocity * escape velocity

    hypersonic

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (of a speed, aviation) equal to, or greater than, or capable of achieving, five times the speed of sound.
  • (of a speed, aeronautics) far enough above the speed of sound as to cause significant differences in behaviour due to chemical reactions or disassociation of the air.