Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An increase in speed; acceleration.
  • noun A required acceleration of work or production without an increase in pay.

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  • noun An amount or rate of decrease in time taken.
  • noun The relationship between time taken and number of processors used.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of accelerating; increasing the speed

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Examples

  • Has it dawned on Friedman that this kind of speedup, which is reflected in so many aspects of modern life including the stock market, may be a source of our deeper woes?

    Robert Teitelman: Thomas Friedman Discovers Reinvention Again

  • Has it dawned on Friedman that this kind of speedup, which is reflected in so many aspects of modern life including the stock market, may be a source of our deeper woes?

    Robert Teitelman: Thomas Friedman Discovers Reinvention Again

  • The speedup is the latest move in a tumultuous legislative session that followed last fall's midterm elections in which Republicans won the governorship and control of both chambers of the Legislature.

    The Seattle Times

  • Has it dawned on Friedman that this kind of speedup, which is reflected in so many aspects of modern life including the stock market, may be a source of our deeper woes?

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • One of the most important issues today, even more important than wages to the workers, to our struggling with something we never heard of, is automation, are the work rules, the kind of speedup that there is today with automation is entirely different from the speedups that we knew in the old day.

    Memories Of The Industrial Workers Of The World

  • Here, we describe and implement an O (NL (psi (L))) engine for the consecutive windows folding problem, where psi (L) is shown to converge to O (1) under the assumption of a standard probabilistic polymer folding model, yielding an O (L) speedup which is experimentally confirmed.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles

  • Here, we describe and implement an O (NL (psi (L))) engine for the consecutive windows folding problem, where psi (L) is shown to converge to O (1) under the assumption of a standard probabilistic polymer folding model, yielding an O (L) speedup which is experimentally confirmed.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles

  • While the immediate issue in the strike was a speedup imposed by General Motors, the workers quickly turned it into a rebellion against the UAW—“our union, Miss Goody Two Shoes”—which they accused of being more concerned with maintaining high production standards than with defending the freedom of the members.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • The temporary speedup in business expensing will cost another $55 billion.

    Obama's Real Revenue Problem

  • The temporary speedup in business expensing will cost another $55 billion.

    Obama's Real Revenue Problem

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