words per minute

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Noun1.words per minute - the rate at which words are produced (as in speaking or typing)
rate - a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit; "they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour"; "the rate of change was faster than expected"
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* The patients went from not being able to read at all with glasses to reading 60-80 words per minute with normal reading spectacles
There was an increase in the common disfluencies occurrence and speech discontinuity in spontaneous speech with delayed auditory feedback, and a decrease in the flow of syllables and words per minute (Table 2).
Specifically, we have a goal of creating a silent speech system capable of typing 100 words per minute straight from your brain 6 that's five times faster than you can type on a smartphone today," Facebook said on its official (https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2017/04/f8-2017-day-2/) blog Wednesday.
In an experiment conducted with monkeys, the animals were able to transcribe passages from the New York Times and Hamlet at a rate of up to 12 words per minute.
Second-graders went from reading an average of 16 words per minute in September to 38 words by January on the Reading Curriculum Based Management assessment.
Voice lends itself to an 'always on' way of life and is in reality the most natural form of communication for humans, who can speak at 150 words per minute, but can type only an average of 40 words per minute.
Repeated reading goal rates ranged from 30 to 210 correct words per minute with some requiring students to make less than a specific number of incorrects per minute (range 2-10) or simply focusing on words per minute (i.e., combining correct and incorrect words read).
Working at speeds of 246 words per minute, he was a familiar face at Parliament and covered the resignation of Margaret Thatcher.
But it did all come with a timely length warning; at times reaching a velocity of 220 words per minute, he could have dispatched the whole of Hamlet.
According to White Board Geeks, a video script should have approximately 150 words per minute. So a 3-minute script would be 450 words.
After two months, the high-flavanol drinkers were able to name eight more words per minute from a category (like animals, fruits, or words that begin with "C") than when they entered the study.
Thomson realized that the cable would need to be large to minimize attenuation, and he estimated the cable could handle five words per minute. As Lee put it, he calculated--he didn't guess.