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[hahy-speed] /ˈhaɪˈspid/
designed to operate or operating at a high speed:
a high-speed drill.
Photography. suitable for minimum light exposure:
high-speed film; a high-speed lens.
Origin of high-speed
First recorded in 1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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British Dictionary definitions for high-speed


adjective (photog)
employing or requiring a very short exposure time: high-speed film
recording or making exposures at a rate usually exceeding 50 and up to several million frames per second
working, moving, or operating at a high speed
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