# ››Measurement unit: m/s

Full name: metre/second

Plural form: meters/second

Symbol: m/s

Alternate spelling: metres/second

Category type: speed

Scale factor: 1

# ››SI unit: meter/second

The SI derived unit for speed is the meter/second.
1 meter/second is equal to 1 m/s.

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# ››Definition: Meter/second

Metre per second (U.S. spelling: meter per second) is an SI derived unit of both speed (scalar) and velocity (vector quantity which specifies both magnitude and a specific direction), defined by distance in metres divided by time in seconds.

One metre per second is roughly the speed of an average person walking.

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