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air·speed

 (âr′spēd′)
n.
The speed, especially of an aircraft, relative to the air.

airspeed

(ˈɛəˌspiːd)
n
(Aeronautics) the speed of an aircraft relative to the air in which it moves. Compare groundspeed

air′speed`

or air′ speed`,



n.
the forward speed of an aircraft relative to the air through which it moves.
[1905–10]

airspeed

The speed of an aircraft relative to its surrounding air mass. The unqualified term "airspeed" can mean any one of the following. a. calibrated airspeed--Indicated airspeed corrected for instrument installation error. b. equivalent airspeed--Calibrated airspeed corrected for compressibility error. c. indicated airspeed--The airspeed shown by an airspeed indicator. d. true airspeed--Equivalent airspeed corrected for error due to air density (altitude and temperature).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.airspeed - the speed of an aircraft relative to the air in which it is flyingairspeed - the speed of an aircraft relative to the air in which it is flying
speed, velocity - distance travelled per unit time
Translations

airspeed

[ˈɛəspiːd]
A. Nvelocidad f aérea
B. CPD airspeed indicator Nanemómetro m

airspeed

[ˈɛəˌspiːd] nvelocità f inv di crociera (Aer)
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