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See also: highspeed



high-speed (comparative more high-speed, superlative most high-speed)

  1. That operates, moves or takes place at a greater than normal speed.
    • 1960 February, “Talking of Trains”, in Trains Illustrated, page 67:
      Less important lines of plain double track carrying a mixture of passenger and freight traffic cannot be given ultra-fast expresses, and where alternative routes exist, as for example between London and the West Riding, the specially high-speed trains must be restricted to one of them only.
    • 2013 June 1, “Ideas coming down the track”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8838, page 13 (Technology Quarterly):
      A “moving platform” scheme [] is more technologically ambitious than maglev trains even though it relies on conventional rails. [] This set-up solves several problems […]. Stopping high-speed trains wastes energy and time, so why not simply slow them down enough for a moving platform to pull alongside?
    Antonym: low-speed