rapidity

[ruh-pid-i-tee]
noun
a rapid state or quality; quickness; celerity.
Also, rapidness [rap-id-nis] .


Origin:
1610–20; < Latin rapiditās. See rapid, -ity


swiftness, fleetness. See speed.
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rapid (ˈræpɪd)
 
adj
1.  (of an action or movement) performed or occurring during a short interval of time; quick: a rapid transformation
2.  characterized by high speed: rapid movement
3.  acting or moving quickly; fast: a rapid worker
 
[C17: from Latin rapidus tearing away, from rapere to seize; see rape1]
 
'rapidly
 
adv
 
rapidity
 
n
 
'rapidness
 
n

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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.
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