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celerity (n.)

"swiftness, rapidity of motion," late 15c., from Old French celeritee (14c., Modern French célérité), from Latin celeritatem (nominative celeritas) "swiftness," from celer "swift," from PIE *keli- "speeding" (source also of Sanskrit carati "goes," Greek keles "fast horse or ship," Lithuanian šuoliai "a gallop," Old High German scelo "stallion").

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Definitions of celerity from WordNet

celerity (n.)
a rate that is rapid;
Synonyms: quickness / rapidity / rapidness / speediness
From wordnet.princeton.edu