Definition of Peculiar velocity
1. Noun. Velocity with respect to the local standard of rest.
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Literary usage of Peculiar velocity
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1. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society by Royal Astronomical Society (1908)
"... 0 the amount and direction of the resultant linear velocity of a star (ie drift velocity and peculiar velocity compounded). p dB the number of stars ..."
2. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific by Astronomical Society of the Pacific (1915)
"The explanation of the increase of mean peculiar velocity ot the classes bum B to XI upon the hypothesis that ..."
3. Essays On, I. Moral Sentiments by Adam Smith (1869)
"... and peculiar to itself, a vital principle of motion, which directed it to move with its own peculiar velocity, and its own peculiar direction. ..."
4. Proceedings of the American Society for Psychical Research by American Society for Psychical Research (1913)
"Like the chair and the paper box, it seemed to come with peculiar velocity more as a free flung missile, than as a thing dropped or shoved off. ..."