quick time


: a rate of marching in which 120 steps each 30 inches in length are taken in one minute

Examples of quick time in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In order to make sense of it all in quick time and make decision-making more efficient, our brain resorts to shortcuts. Steven Widen, Forbes, 23 Feb. 2023 Vanguard is a punishing game with its fast pace and quick time-to-kill, and the competition is as close as its ever been in the esport. Dallas News, 28 May 2022 Type 1 develops in childhood, adolescence, or early adulthood, when the body’s own immune system attacks the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, wiping them out in a relatively quick time. Dan Hurley, Discover Magazine, 19 Aug. 2010 The demand for demining experts is so high that crash courses have been launched, teaching the appropriate skills in double-quick time. Dominique Soguel, The Christian Science Monitor, 15 Nov. 2022 Players would simply point plastic guns at their TV set to rack up points or wait for the prompt to perform button presses that had little to do with what happened on the screen — early precursors to contemporary quick time events. Alexander Chatziioannou, Washington Post, 7 Nov. 2022 The supermodel sailed through the streets in 2021, clocking a quick time of four hours, 1 minute for her ninth New York City marathon in support of her nonprofit, Every Mother Counts. Nancy Mattia, Peoplemag, 7 Nov. 2022 The remake also seems to be taking a more modern stance on quick time events, the lightly interactive cutscenes during which players have to press specific buttons when a prompt flashes on-screen. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, 21 Oct. 2022 Amusan seemed as surprised as anyone by the scorching time. Harrison, running in the same semifinal as Amusan, crossed the line second in a quick time of her own, 12.27. oregonlive, 24 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1802, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of quick time was circa 1802

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“Quick time.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quick%20time. Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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