• WordNet 3.6
    • adj expeditious marked by speed and efficiency
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • expeditious Performed with celerity; quick; hasty; speedy: as, an expeditious march.
    • expeditious Nimble; active; swift; acting with celerity: as, an expeditious messenger or runner.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Expeditious characterised by expedition or rapidity: speedy: prompt
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. expedīre, -itumex, out, pes, pedis, a foot.


In literature:

With his expeditious method, the Necrophorus is the first of the little purifiers of the fields.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
A shoal of sharks could not have finished him more expeditiously.
"The Quadroon" by Mayne Reid
The fish was knocked on the head; while a different, though equally expeditious, mode of punishment was executed upon the bird.
"The Ocean Waifs" by Mayne Reid
And may I ask you to be expeditious?
"The Free Lances" by Mayne Reid
This marksman was more expeditious; but for all that, it was to me a time of racking torture.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
We enjoyed several expeditious in the suburbs by both means of transportation, the charges being extremely moderate.
"Due West" by Maturin Murray Ballou
Get out of the house as quietly and as expeditiously as you can.
"Cleek, the Master Detective" by Thomas W. Hanshew
But were the country under the Pontifical Government, he would find it impossible to manage the matter quite so expeditiously.
"Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber" by James Aitken Wylie
Our goods were then expeditiously packed up, and we left the park.
"Forgotten Tales of Long Ago" by E. V. Lucas
Hendricks will accompany me, if it seems expeditious to leave the ship, leaving you in command here.
"The God in the Box" by Sewell Peaslee Wright

In poetry:

This we learned from famous men
Teaching in our borders,
Who declared it was best,
Safest, easiest, and best—
Expeditious, wise, and best—
To obey your orders.
"A School Song" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

(OTCBB: CHMR) announced today that its new Chairman and CEO, Baldemar Rios, has recommended that the Company immediately determine the most expeditious corporate action that would cause a change in the Company's CUSIP number.
Why Some Red-State Republicans Might Find it Expeditious to Vote Blue.
Last week, Germany's parliament acted expeditiously to squelch the attempt of a Cologne judge to ban circumcision.
We will ensure that the necessary assistance is provided as expeditiously as possible.
"It was his job to transfer the tapes in an expeditious manner between facilities, and that's all we're going to say at this point," SAIC spokesman Vernon Guidry said.
Mikhail Kalatozov is something of a manic filmmaker, not in the sense that he employs expeditious narrative device in his movies but rather in his pyretic, even paranoid, compositional emphasis.

In science:

Here it appears the situation is entirely reversed, with the case of central involutions being dispatched relatively expeditiously via the construction of two disjoint generic subsets.
Minimal connected simple groups of finite Morley rank with strongly embedded subgroups
It should be noted that some of the propositions and theorems that are included in these notes were developed before we knew exactly what would be absolutely necessary in order to accomplish our principal ob jectives most expeditiously.
Group structure of the solution manifold of the hyperbolic Ernst equation --- general study of the subject and detailed elaboration of mathematical proofs
Preliminary results obtained by RLSCSA are quite encouraging and it seems appropriate to make the technique accessible to the community expeditiously.
Random Lag Singular Cross-Spectrum Analysis
This goal requires that R&D resources be allocated for expeditious development of collider and experimental design.
Phases of QCD: Summary of the Rutgers Long Range Plan Town Meeting
Although we have calculated these for values up to n = 5, general formulas would allow us to determine higher values more expeditiously.
Properties of the poset of Dyck paths ordered by inclusion