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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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 Brady, while not showing accelerated signs of decline at age 41, did look more human during his 19th NFL season with only one four-touchdown game and 11 interceptions — his most picks since 2013. Kyle Hightower, The Seattle Times, "Patriots offense thriving after emphasis of rushing game," 14 Jan. 2019 The accelerated timeline for a second review could set up the draft for a third review as soon as March, when the full session of lawmakers from the National Party Congress meet each year. Chao Deng, WSJ, "China Speeds Long-Sought Foreign-Investment Law," 16 Jan. 2019 In partnering with colleges, Delta will train prospective pilots on an accelerated timeline in 42 months or less. Michelle Gant, Fox News, "Delta looking to hire 8,000 new pilots over next decade as shortage looms," 18 July 2018 The bridge had been highlighted by FIU officials as an achievement for an accelerated construction method that was supposed to reduce risks to workers and pedestrians and minimize traffic disruption. Samuel Chamberlain, Fox News, "New photos show larger cracks in Miami bridge before deadly collapse," 9 Aug. 2018 But this week’s report calls for an accelerated timeline—not by 2050, but by 2020. Alissa Walker, Curbed, "Safe streets are the best tool we have to combat climate change," 10 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of accelerated

1904, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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to speak slightingly about or to degrade

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