from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- abbreviation words per minute
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words per minute, a measure of speed, as of output, typing, reading, or speech
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- noun the rate at which words are produced (as in speaking or typing)
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I am proficient in the Office suite, and type 70+ wpm.
Not to mention that trying to write down every idea that comes to mind (think 300 – 1000 wpm) can make you crazy.
Pat Summerall and John Madden only churned out 118.2 wpm — fewer than any announcer pair today — during Super Bowl XXIV, but Frank Gifford, Howard Cosell and Don Meredith combined for 175.5 in a 1979 game.
I never get more than exactly 103 wpm, however fast I try to type. ssj4Gogeta phlyingpenguin
I use it all the time to read books at around 400 wpm.
On the color side, Daryl Johnston spoke at a league-leading 99.3 wpm, and Ron Jaworski talked the least at 30.4 note: he's part of a three-man booth.
I think scoring 60 wpm on a Mavis Beacon test should be sufficient.
He only said 15.8 wpm in a Monday Night Football Game in 2000.
I can't write-out thoughts at 80 wpm and have always composed at the typewriter/keyboard ... even if I had to edit it at least once by hand and then re-type it. karlawithak
Two-finger typists, sometimes also referred to as “hunt and peck” typists, commonly reach sustained speeds of about 37 wpm for memorized text, and 27 wpm when copying text but in bursts may be able to reach up to 60 to 70 wpm.