Definition of Miles per hour
1. Noun. The ratio of the distance traveled (in miles) to the time spent traveling (in hours).
2. Noun. A speedometer reading for the momentary rate of travel.
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Literary usage of Miles per hour
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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"5). This time was on the average about one-half second, giving 29 5 velocity = -— X \ ft- per è sec. U. О = 98.4 feet per second, = 67 miles per hour. ..."
2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The engine has taken a train of thirty-three carriages full of passengers from Doncaster to Scarborough and back at an average speed of 45 miles per hour. ..."
3. Nature by Nature Publishing Group, Norman Lockyer (1883)
"I, where the figures on the left are Beaufort's Scale, and those on the right their equivalents in miles per hour. The solid line represents the mean force ..."
4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"47-}^s. or 61.3 miles per hour. The United States army in 1911 had her first intercity race, from New York to Philadelphia (about 83 miles) which was won by ..."
5. Report of the Annual Meeting (1842)
"The train of eight carriages was thrice discharged over the head of the plane, at a speed varying from 23 to 26 miles per hour. Secondly, one half the train ..."
6. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1858)
"This class can freely make four miles per hour on canal, and six miles on river, ... The duck-like bow at four miles per hour will wash the banks more than ..."
7. Proceedings by American Society of Civil Engineers (1902)
"This is a somewhat lighter load, assuming the same engine for each, than one which could make only 7 miles per hour on a +0.40% grade, ..."