[ adjective ] done or occurring in a brief period of time
"a rapid rise through the ranks"
Used in print(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)
But it has been during the last two centuries , during the scientific revolution , that our independence from the physical environment has made the most rapid strides .(Cornell H. Mayer, "Radio Emission of the Moon...)
These contour diagrams also suggest a rather rapid falloff in the radio_brightness with latitude .(Raymond C. Binder et al., editors, Proceedings...)
The pressure gradient producing the jet is_due to the nature of the magnetic_field in the arc ( rapid decrease of current density from cathode to the anode ) .(Jay C. Harris and John R. Van Wazer, "Detergent...)
Harris has indicated that two devices , the Launder-Ometer and Terg-O-Tometer are most widely used for rapid detergent testing , and he has listed the commercially available standard soiled fabrics .
The soiled fabrics used for rapid testing of detergent formulations are made in such a way that only part of the soil is removed by even the best detergent formulation in a single wash .