relative velocity

noun

Definition of relative velocity

: the vector difference between the velocities of two bodies : the velocity of a body with respect to another regarded as being at rest — compare relative motion

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“Relative velocity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/relative%20velocity. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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