revolution per second

revolution per second

[‚rev·ə′lü·shən pər ′sek·ənd]
(mechanics)
A unit of angular velocity equal to the uniform angular velocity of a body which rotates through an angle of 360° (2π radians), so that every point in the body returns to its original position, in 1 second. Abbreviated rps.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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