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"rapid" in British English

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rapidadjective

uk   us   /ˈræp.ɪd/
B2 fast or ​sudden: The 1990s were a ​period of rapid change/​growth. I was ​startled by a rapid ​movement to my ​left. His ​response to the ​accusation was rapid.

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rapidity
noun [U] uk   /rəˈpɪd.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ə.t̬i/ formal
rapidly
adverb uk   us   /-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 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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