ac·​cel·​er·​at·​ed | \ ik-ˈse-lə-ˌrā-təd How to pronounce accelerated (audio) , ak- \

Definition of accelerated

1 : occurring or developing at a faster rate than usual an industry that is growing at an accelerated pace
2 : designed to be completed in a shorter length of time than usual taking an accelerated course in English

Examples of accelerated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Students chosen as gifted may get accelerated lessons in classrooms shared with others not in the program, or in separate classes or schools. Ben Chapman, WSJ, 10 Aug. 2022 The accelerated transformation that has taken place over the last few years has changed the way employers approach their employees on a fundamental level (and vice versa). Martin Birch, Forbes, 9 Aug. 2022 Students could take three weeks of accelerated lessons in math and English in a bid to avoid remedial classes. Collin Binkley, The Christian Science Monitor, 9 Aug. 2022 The company laid off 73 full-time employees, who will receive 8 weeks of pay, 3 months of accelerated option vesting and 3 months of healthcare coverage. Emma Talley, San Francisco Chronicle, 6 Aug. 2022 In the accelerated reference frame of the car, this would be the same as having a downward gravitational field of 9.8 m/s2 and an upward field of 8.17 m/s2. Wired, 31 July 2022 Brands ticks off a long list of potential risks: accelerated commercial and financial decoupling between the U.S. and Chinese economies, closure of global shipping lanes, and disruption of global supply chains. Eamon Barrett, Fortune, 29 July 2022 Shortly before the pandemic, the University of Massachusetts Boston opened an accelerated bachelor's degree in nursing, a one-year program aimed at people who have a bachelor's degree in another field. Marcella Bombardieri And Marina Zhavoronkova, CNN, 20 July 2022 Beijing has declined to follow the United States in providing large-scale stimulus directly to consumers, which has helped the U.S. economy rebound but accelerated inflation. Eva Dou, Washington Post, 15 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of accelerated

1904, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of accelerated was in 1904

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13 Aug 2022

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“Accelerated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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