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[ruh-pid-i-tee] /rəˈpɪd ɪ ti/
a rapid state or quality; quickness; celerity.
Also, rapidness
[rap-id-nis] /ˈræp ɪd nɪs/ (Show IPA)
1610-20; < Latin rapiditās. See rapid, -ity
swiftness, fleetness. See speed. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Examples for rapidity
  • The human global superorganism is shaping up with extraordinary rapidity.
  • The rapidity of foreign staff turnover tells its own story.
  • The rapidity of the decline is as striking as its extent.
  • The rapidity of this fall will depend on two things.
  • It's not only the rise in food prices that's proved troubling, but the rapidity.
  • The rapidity of its emergence suggests it was no fluke and could arise on other worlds, too.
  • Maybe after the nineties, when genocide seemed to happen with such rapidity, it will finally stick in people's minds.
  • It was impossible, of course, not to be swept up in the explosive rapidity of events.
  • His friends and family may be surprised by the rapidity of his rise, but they're not surprised by the fact of it.
  • We're used to catastrophes occurring suddenly and with enormous rapidity.

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