# Meanings of Speed

By | February 14, 2021

The concept of speed derives from the Latin word celerĭtas. It is a term that refers to speed, haste, speed or haste.

For example: “The government asked the Justice for greater speed to resolve the cases that concern society”, “I am going to ask the bank manager to try to approve the loan quickly”, “The real estate project is progressing quickly and it could be finished before the summer ”.

Let us remember that speed is a physical quantity that indicates the space that a body travels in a certain unit of time. If a car travels 80 kilometers in an hour, it traveled with an average speed of 80 kilometers per hour. The notion of haste, in this framework, is subjective and is usually determined by comparison. Taking up the case of the car at 80 km / h, someone could consider that said vehicle did not move with enough speed since other cars, respecting traffic regulations, tend to travel the same route much faster. On the other hand, if we compare the time it would have taken the driver of the vehicle to advance on foot, the car allowed him to move much more quickly.

The physical accept the term as synonymous with fast speed to express precisely the relationship between the distance a body and the time it takes such action, as expressed in the preceding paragraph. This magnitude is designated by the letter v and is scalar in dimension.

The physical quantities called scalars (a masculine noun, which is why we speak of “a scalar”, for example) are those that are expressed using only one number and that have the same value for any observer. In other words, they receive this name when they are represented by the same number for all reference systems.

Returning to the concept of speed, it is correct to say that it shares the dimension with speed, but not the vector character: while speed is a vector (since it needs the value that we appreciate in a speedometer plus the direction towards which the body), haste is simply its modulus.

It is important to note that speed and speed are the most appropriate terms to speak of the speed module, although even in the field of science it is common to hear the three words as synonyms.

Haste can also be associated with haste, speed or haste. These ideas are linked to a movement that is accelerated or impetuous: faster, faster. It is even possible to relate the speed to the speed of resolution of an issue or an action (speed to complete a form, read a book, have lunch, etc.).

In everyday speech the use of this term is not very common, although we can find it in formal settings, such as business and government, especially in written messages. Asking someone to act quickly, or “as quickly as possible” is perfectly correct, and in fact this word has a much softer nuance than “speed”: although both express the same need on the part of the sender (as the interlocutor completes a certain task in the shortest time possible), in the first case there seems to be a greater consideration with respect to the effort of the other.

The characteristics of modern life are not much associated with haste, but rather with procrastination, that is, the action of unnecessarily postponing obligations due to difficulty concentrating. While many people believe that new forms of entertainment are to blame for such lack of determination, it is up to each individual to act responsibly.