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Term Definition
Reference point the starting point you choose to describe location or position of an object.
Position an object's distance and direction from a reference point.
Motion the process of changing position relative to a reference point.
Displacement the difference between the initial position and the final position of an object.
Speed a measure of distance an object travels per unit of time.
Constant speed the rate of change of position in which the same distance is traveled each second
Instantaneous speed speed at a specific instant in time.
Average speed the total distance traveled divided by the total time taken to travel that distance.
Velocity speed and direction of a moving object.
Accelaration a measure of change in velocity during a period of time.

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