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rapidadjective

uk   /ˈræp.ɪd/  us   /ˈræp.ɪd/
rapidity
noun [U] uk   /rəˈpɪd.ə.ti/  us   /rəˈpɪd.ə.t̬i/ formal
rapidly
adverb uk   /ˈræp.ɪd.li/  us   /ˈræp.ɪd.li/
(Definition of rapid from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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rapidadjective

 us   /ˈræp·ɪd/
quick or sudden: rapid growth There’s been rapid change in China. We kept up a rapid pace.
rapidly
adverb  us   /ˈræp·ɪd·li/
Males grow more rapidly than females.
(Definition of rapid from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “rapid”
in Korean 빠른…
in Arabic مُسْرِع…
in Malaysian cepat…
in French rapide…
in Russian быстрый…
in Chinese (Traditional) 快的, 迅猛的…
in Italian rapido…
in Turkish hızlı, süratli, çok çabuk…
in Polish gwałtowny, błyskawiczny…
in Spanish rápido, rápidamente…
in Vietnamese nhanh…
in Portuguese rápido, súbito…
in Thai รวดเร็ว…
in German schnell…
in Catalan ràpid…
in Japanese 急な, 速い…
in Chinese (Simplified) 快的, 迅猛的…
in Indonesian cepat…
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