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

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Another group of parents connected to the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, for instance, suggested a more affluent district near Pasadena adopt a similar accelerated math program. Jay Mathews, Washington Post, "Why are so many 8th-graders taking AP Calculus at this school district?," 6 July 2019 Mexican officials have described their commitment as an accelerated deployment. Jill Colvin,, "Amid criticism, Trump takes to Twitter to defend Mexico deal avoiding tariffs," 10 June 2019 In dispute was the proposal, sponsored by the Bush administration, for accelerated membership applications to NATO by Ukraine and Georgia. Adam Tooze, The New York Review of Books, "Democracy and Its Discontents," 6 June 2019 The accelerated timeline was contained in an amendment to Senate Bill 116, which cleared the Senate Rules Committee Wednesday on a party line vote., "Oregon voters could decide on fate of new business tax in January," 12 June 2019 The accelerated approval program allows drugs to come on the market before they have been definitively proven to provide a clinical benefit to patients and often before late-stage studies are completed. Joseph Walker, WSJ, "Biotechs With No Drugs in Trial Are Raising Millions in IPOs," 31 Oct. 2018 If all of the new city money does not come through, district officials said an accelerated plan to fix the district’s aging, and in spots environmentally problematic, buildings would be jeopardized., "SRC adopts $3.2B Philly school budget - with question marks," 24 May 2018 Doing so accelerated what would have been three years of investments into one year, the company said. Vipal Monga, WSJ, "It Shook the Food Business by Snagging Burger King, Kraft and Heinz. Now 3G Is Reeling.," 22 Feb. 2019 Five of the last seven Pfizer cancer drugs were approved at an accelerated pace, without a late-stage trial, including Daurismo for acute myeloid leukemia in November. Jared S. Hopkins, WSJ, "Pfizer Pivots to Cancer Drugs for Growth," 27 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of accelerated

1904, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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