ac·​cel·​er·​at·​ed ik-ˈse-lə-ˌrā-təd How to pronounce accelerated (audio)
: occurring or developing at a faster rate than usual
an industry that is growing at an accelerated pace
: 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 In a new study, researchers found that most cancer drugs granted accelerated approval do not demonstrate such benefits within five years. CBS News, 8 Apr. 2024 The data come from an analysis of cancer drugs granted accelerated approval over the past decade. Jonathan Wosen, STAT, 7 Apr. 2024 Additionally, vaccines could be developed in an accelerated timeline, the official told ABC News. Youri Benadjaoud, ABC News, 2 Apr. 2024 With accelerated approval, the drug is only covered by Medicare if people are enrolled in a clinical trial. Berkeley Lovelace Jr., NBC News, 8 Mar. 2024 Set to take place every five years, the stock take can help policymakers and stakeholders strengthen their climate policies and commitments, paving the way for accelerated action. Judith Magyar, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2024 And Moldova, which borders Ukraine and has long been vulnerable to Russian meddling, is on an accelerated path to the European Union. Christian Edwards, CNN, 29 Mar. 2024 An extra $20 million will put the city on an accelerated payment plan to provide additional stability to the pension fund to pay out benefits. Detroit Free Press, 7 Mar. 2024 This results in accelerated product innovation and a reduction in time-to-market. Chris Gallagher, USA TODAY, 4 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of accelerated was in 1904

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“Accelerated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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