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(one's) speed

1. slang In line with one's own personal preferences, inclinations, or character. I tried living in New York for a while, but I realized that such hectic city life was definitely not my speed. We used to go on much more adventurous travels when we were younger, but guided group tours are more our speed these days.
2. slang Suited to one's personal skills or abilities. I think Ulysses might be a bit too advanced right now. Let's start with something more your speed, like A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. We want to start expanding our business, as the small scale of this part of the country just isn't our speed.
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speed

slang Any illicit stimulant drug, especially amphetamine or methamphetamine. We all used to take speed during college to help us study. The club was full of ravers hopped up on speed.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

speed

1. n. methamphetamine; amphetamine in general. (Drugs.) Kids think that speed won’t get them into trouble.
2. in. to use methamphetamine; to be high on methamphetamine or amphetamine. (Drugs.) Kids who speed think it is a harmless blow-off.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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At each voltage, Brent would race the electric dragster at the racetrack and monitor his top speed. That speed would be his dependent variable, or the variable that responds to a change in the independent variable.
A vertical designed for high-volume operations (or when exceedingly low cycle times are required: the "SS" in the designation stands for "Super Speed").
Advances in standards to ease management, faster storage networking speeds and improved storage management tools make storage increasingly networkable.
"A slow speed is ideal just to break the material down for easier handling, where the high speed is designed more toward making an end product, like boiler fuel or cover," he says.
The figures were compiled by monitoring motorists' speeds at various sites across Great Britain.
Citing Ookla's report, Tamayo said PLDT achieved a Speed Score of 20.44 points, after clocking in a 51.36 Mbps top download speed and a 54.22 Mbps top upload speed.
According to the rankings, Norway has the fastest mobile internet in the world with average download speeds of 67.17 Mbps.
Research published in 2006 by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) determined that speed limit increases were associated with an increase in the probability of fatal injury crash outcomes, presumably because of increases in vehicle operating speeds.
"I am sure the authorities have their reasons for making the changes and for improving road safety, but from my perspective I don't really understand what the big difference is going to be, because the maximum speeds haven't been reduced," he added.
Speed accounted for 32.2 percent of all overall crashes, and 34.2 percent of all fatal traffic crashes in 2016.
Mobile download speeds here averaged 12.55 Mbps compared to 13.45 Mbps in the previous quarter.
This ranking is in terms of mobile internet speeds in the country, but when it comes to fixed broadband internet speeds, India is at the 76th position.
Not all speed cameras work, some are switched off - TRUE A spokesman for Brake said: "Various Freedom of Information requests have revealed that some speed cameras are not fully operational in the UK.
Speed limit signs which are categorized into disciplinary signs are applied to display the minimum and maximum speeds in highways.
Since the commercial rollout of Reliance Jio, the network has been facing many hardships in the form of low data speeds, poor call connectivity, lack of interconnect points, unavailability of SIM cards and activation issues.