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[hahy-speed] /ˈhaɪˈspid/
designed to operate or operating at a high speed:
a high-speed drill.
Photography. suitable for minimum light exposure:
high-speed film; a high-speed lens.
Origin of high-speed
1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It will continue to expand as major manufacturers develop a range of high-speed trains using technology based on non-fossil fuels.
  • Twenty-nine universities across the country have started a project to extend their high-speed networks to surrounding communities.
  • Zeroing in on the cause of high-speed jets issuing from energetic galactic cores.
  • high-speed camera snapshots may have pinpointed a spot in the brain that serves as a marker for depression.
  • Most medium- and high-speed copiers and printers accomplish this with a rotating brush cleaner.
  • But their punishing high-speed hits come with an added risk of sustaining concussions.
  • No wonder blind people seem to have superhuman powers of high-speed listening comprehension.
  • It's essentially a high-speed rusting, where the zirconium becomes zirconium oxide and the hydrogen is set free.
  • Coronal holes are magnetically open regions on the sun that send out streams of high-speed charged particles.
  • It was no small task, but researchers have used high-speed video to solve how the insects jump-by taking off from their toes.
British Dictionary definitions for high-speed


adjective (photog)
employing or requiring a very short exposure time: high-speed film
recording or making exposures at a rate usually exceeding 50 and up to several million frames per second
working, moving, or operating at a high speed
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