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words per minute

[′wərdz pər ′min·ət]
(communications)
A measure of the speed with which messages can be transmitted by a telegraph system. Abbreviated WPM.
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If participants read more than 150 correct words per minute on either passage they would read two new passages from one grade level above that passage.
Students who received at least two lessons per week (n=17) improved on average by three correct words per minute per week.
Since fall 2000, Cascade has seen its reading-fluency scores climb by 30 words per minute - a greater increase than the district's two other middle schools.
LIGHTNING fingered Stella Pajunas managed to type an incredible 216 words per minute on an IBM machine in Chicago.
Pratt claims the language is easier to learn than Morse code and once learned, speeds of 30 words per minute can be achieved.
Instead of typing them at 20-40 words per minute, VoiceLink allows users to simply speak their messages at the normal spoken rate of 200 words per minute.
We are not told how the typists were chosen, although we are told that they had initial typing speeds of 32 words per minute, well below the Navy's standard of competence.
With this type of instantaneous translation software combined with a highly skilled CART reporter, speech can be converted to text at speeds up to 260 words per minute.
While an average speech rate for many people is about 200 words per minute, most of us can think about four times that speed.
According to the DOT definition for mathematical and language development, a person on this job would need to know how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measures, possess a passive vocabulary of 5,000-6,000 words, and read at rate of 190-215 words per minute (U.
ABSTRACT: In an effort to increase reading proficiency, five 9th- and ]Oth-grade students with behavior disorders were instructed to read along with an audio tape of vocabulary words recorded at 80 words per minute.
The application allows users to input text at potential speeds of over 60 words per minute, while improving accuracy and reducing errors.