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Definition of "high-speed" []

  • Operated or designed for operation at high speed: a high-speed food processor. (adjective)
  • Taking place at high speed: a high-speed chase. (adjective)
  • Having a speed of 50-500 frames per second, as movie film, to record events that occur too rapidly for usual photography. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "high-speed" in a sentence
  • "Imprecision and misunderstanding over the term "high-speed rail" is widespread."
  • "Unsecured creditors, who may not collect anything on the $40 million they are owed, want the company to slow the sale process, which they called a "high-speed train wreck.""
  • "Compared to other modes of transport, in the long-term high-speed rail will be a cheap and efficient way to travel, he says."