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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The comparison between RG and CG in reading showed that in both NAF and DAF conditions there were statistically significant differences for all variables, namely stuttering-like disfluencies, common disfluencies, speech discontinuity, flow of syllables and words per minute. RG presented more disfluencies (stuttering-like disfluencies, common disfluencies and speech discontinuity) and lower flow of syllables and words per minute compared to CG in both conditions, NAF and DAF (Table 3).
Reading fluency criteria in the reviewed studies ranged from 30 to 210 words or correct words per minute. Some criteria allowed for no more than 2-10 errors per minute (e.g., Staubitz et al., 2005) and others had students meet criteria multiple sessions in a row (e.g., Chafouleas et al., 2004).
As can be seen in Figure 1, during baseline Ben read between 30 and 41 words per minute with a mean of 36.8.
These keyboards are specially designed devices that enable typing speeds of up to 85 words per minute using a single hand.
During the baseline condition, Cal's reading rate ranged from 32 words per minute with 10 errors to 38 words per minute with 8 errors.
Data collected throughout the 11-week intervention showed an overall average gain of 25 words per minute for all students (n=38).
" If text can be processed at 15 words per minute then visual processing happens at 400 to 2,000 times faster," he said.
The only film with more swear words per minute, according to internet rental company Lovefilm, was Nil by Mouth, with 428 words in 128 minutes - a rate of 3.3 a minute.
Hughes, thought of as a "child prodigy," improved upon the telegraph, effectively doubling the rate of words per minute spread across the wires.
So far, the average words per minute speeds of the layout have not been bad at 15WPM, with test users being given an hour to get used to the interface.
The range of words per minute were from the high teens to the high fifty words per minute.
But as to the survival of the written word, I have this to say: We speak and hear at about 120 words per minute. A verbal reply of 10 minutes involves speaking maybe up to 1,000 words.