from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A method of reading rapidly by assimilating several words or phrases at a glance or by skimming.

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  • n. reading at speeds significantly faster than normal


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  • For instance, right now he is reading a book that my (wonderful, delightful, speed-reading) intern passed along to me.

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  • 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.

    Maggie Kozel, M.D.: Why Medicaid Cuts Harm Us All

  • The device was later used to teach speed-reading techniques.

    A Book is Just a Very Long Text Message, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • 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.

    How Harry Saved Reading

  • A speed-reading course can double your reading speed.

    Make Yourself Unforgettable

  • 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.

    Will Books Survive?

  • 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.

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  • 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.

    Great literature will live on with or without a prize | Observer editorial

  • 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.

    Slow Reading from Litwin Books, LLC

  • 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.

    The New Armies of the Night


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