# angular velocity

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**angular velocity**

The angle θ represents the angular displacement as body b orbits. Angular velocity is the rate of change of θ with respect to time.

## angular velocity

*n.*

The rate of change of angular displacement with respect to time.

## angular velocity

*n*

(General Physics) the velocity of a body rotating about a specified axis measured as the rate of change of the angle subtended at that axis by the path of the body. Symbol:

**ω**## an′gular veloc′ity

*n.*

the rate at which a body rotates about an axis, usu. expressed in radians per second.

[1810–20]

## angular velocity

The rate at which an object moving in a circular path changes its position, measured in revolutions per minute.

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Noun | 1. | angular velocity - (physics) the rate of change of the angular position of a rotating body; usually expressed in radians per second or radians per minutenatural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics" |

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