Definition of 'rapid'
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Any such rapid change in representation is almost assuredly explained by social and cultural factors. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In some pockets of the country price growth was rapid. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It was a very rapid change. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We should applaud those who work tirelessly for such rapid, sustainable growth. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In 2011 it formed a unit to train the apprentices it needed to support its rapid growth. Times, Sunday Times (2016)As its main banker, we are pleased to have supported its rapid growth from the beginning. Times, Sunday Times (2016)One reason for the increase in malicious activity in emerging countries is the rapid growth in network connectivity, according to the report. Computing (2010)Forward's rapid decline At this stage last season the attacker had scored ten more goals with five more assists in the league. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Then a few seasons of abundance were followed by a rapid decline. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The company is stepping up investment in support of its rapid sales growth. The Sun (2013)There are four periods in our lives when our brains undergo rapid change. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It entered a period of rapid decline. Macrosociology: An Introduction to Human Societies (1995)Rapid wage growth is probably here to stay. Times, Sunday Times (2010)That has been changed by the rapid rise in house prices. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Its rapid growth is already exposing cracks in the supply chain. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Rapid change in this scale means that the balance is not sustainable. EXTINCTION: Evolution and the End of Man (2002)Our business is at the heart of these rapid changes in online commerce. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The rapid finger movement of those who constantly send messages can lead to painful neck and shoulder injuries. The Sun (2009)Tragic cases like these simply scratch the surface of a society that appears to be in rapid decline. The Sun (2008)Its ills have largely been the result of the rapid growth in popularity of online movie rental and download services. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He said the lyrics just tumbled out of his head in one continuous, rapid stream. The Sun (2009)Governments likewise borrowed, despite the rapid pace of economic growth. Times, Sunday Times (2012)China's ability to sustain its rapid economic growth relies on having access to affordable natural resources. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In June there was indeed a rapid decline. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Unless you want to write a very long biography indeed, a measure of rapid movement is in most cases unavoidable. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)He generally walked alone with rapid short steps and a slight limp, as if he had one leg slightly shorter than the other. Seminary Boy (2006)No vibrato, so a short, rapid decay of sound for each note. Times, Sunday Times (2007)My breathing is rapid and short, like a hunted creature's. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The result was a rapid economic recovery, followed by 16 years of uninterrupted growth. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It's the choice of where to place that rapid movement that doesn't always work here. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)
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British English: rapid ADJECTIVE
A rapid change is one that happens very quickly.
...the country's rapid economic growth.
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