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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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However, for the vast majority of people Dragon not only improves typing speed, it improves it dramatically.
They say that by increasing your typing speed from 35 to 40 words per minute, you can free up 113 hours a year.
For expert touch typists the ability to type without having to visually search for each key is the basis of their capacity to work on different keys simultaneously, thus increasing their typing speed (Cooper, 1983).
The company claims that the benefits of GFI FAXmaker for Exchange include a faster typing speed for mobile messages and the composer has access to the corporate address book.
The program tracks your progress, keeping you informed of your typing speed for each lesson and how many errors you've made.
Later, he was told his typing speed hadn't influenced his hiring.
It has a word-prediction function, which significantly increases my typing speed.
This utility can demonstrate the real-time typing speed of an agent, spelling and grammatical errors and the overall content of the message.
Users can track their progress on graphic diagrams, illustrating typing speed, accuracy and difficult keys With improved network capabilities, TypingMaster 2002 can be implemented for use-on multiple computers.
Robert boasts shorthand of 120 words per minute and a typing speed of 70 words per minute.
Despite these built-in flaws and tests showing that other designs could double typing speed, the QWERTY became so widely accepted that it survived improvements in typewriters that eliminated jamming and, more recently, became the standard for computer keyboards.
Then with corrections, the effective typing speed comes to about 40 words per minute.