American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A method of reading rapidly by assimilating several words or phrases at a glance or by skimming.
- n. reading at speeds significantly faster than normal
“For instance, right now he is reading a book that my (wonderful, delightful, speed-reading) intern passed along to me.”
“Physicians who accept Medicaid often feel pressured to increase patient turnover by speed-reading records, keeping conversation to a minimum and quickly offering a prescription or tests.”
“The device was later used to teach speed-reading techniques.”
“By the time the third volume was delivered to stores, in July 1999 in the U.K. and two months later in the United States, publication was a news-leading event, timed for midnight, with teams of journalists speed-reading until dawn to provide reviews for the final edition.”
“A speed-reading course can double your reading speed.”
“This book is also a reminder that the satisfaction of working through even a relatively short book comes in part through confronting digressions, dead ends and distractions: the hallmarks of conversation between friends, not of Internet speed-reading.”
“But dyslexia has advantages because "you learn to read people" and she's adept at speed-reading because she's always scanned a page for the essence of the information rather than struggling through the words.”
“Given that the Booker is at heart a speed-reading contest for judges – 100-odd novels to read in a couple of months – it is not surprising that those poor unfortunates faced with the task favour books that can be tackled in a few swift hours.”
“Slow Reading by John Miedema, published by Litwin Books, LLC: In the face of ever-increasing demands for speed-reading of volumes of information fragments, some readers are choosing to slow down.”
“When I sat down to read sections from The Logic of Maps and Dreaming, my voice no longer quaked, my hands no longer shook and I abandoned the speed-reading.”
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