Latin, meaning: speed, swiftness, rapidity, quickness.

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Celeritas /kɛ`lɛritas/ or /tʃɛ`lɛritas/ is a Latin word, translated as `swiftness` or `speed`. It is often given as the origin of the symbol c, the universal notation for the speed of light in a vacuum, as popularized in Albert Einstein`s famous equation E = mc². In SI units, the speed of light in a vacuum is defined as 299 792 458 me...

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