accelerated

adjective ac·cel·er·at·ed \ ik-ˈse-lə-ˌrā-təd , ak- \
|Updated on: 5 Aug 2018

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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First Known Use of accelerated

1904

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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