high-speed

adjective \ ˈhī-ˈspēd \

Definition of high-speed

1 : operated or adapted for operation at high speed
2 : relating to the production of short-exposure photographs of rapidly moving objects or events of short duration

First Known Use of high-speed

1844

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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HIGH-SPEED Defined for English Language Learners

high-speed

Definition of high-speed for English Language Learners

  • : designed to go or move very fast

  • : going or moving very fast


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