Rapid definitions

răp'ĭd
Moving, progressing, or occurring with speed; swift; fast; quick.
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A part of a river where the current is relatively swift, as because of a narrowing of the riverbed.
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A rapid transit car, train, or system.
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Moving, acting, or occurring with great speed.
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An extremely fast-moving part of a river, caused by a steep descent in the riverbed.
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Rapid is defined as something that is fast or quick or that happens in a short time.

When your breathing becomes really fast, this is an example of a time when you experience rapid breathing.

When a government goes down hill really quickly, this is an example of a time when it experiences a rapid decline.

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The definition of a rapid is a turbulent part of a river where the current flows quickly.

A narrow part of river bed where the current is flowing rapidly is an example of a rapid.

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Very swift or quick.

A rapid stream; rapid growth; rapid improvement.

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(often in the plural) A rough section of a river or stream which is difficult to navigate due to the swift and turbulent motion of the water.
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Origin of rapid

Latin rapidus from rapere to seize rep- in Indo-European roots