# Explain the Meaning of the Term Speed. - Physics

Short Note

Explain the meaning of the term speed.

#### Solution

The distance covered or travelled by a body in one second is called the speed of the body, i.e.

Speed = "Distance travelled "/"Time taken"

Speed is usually denoted by the symbol v.

If a body travels  a  distance  d  in time t , then its speed is given as

Speed  (v)  = d/t

Concept: Concept of Physical Quantities and Units
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Selina Concise Physics Class 7 ICSE
Chapter 1 Physical Quantities and Measurement
Short/Long Answer Questions | Q 15