Definition of rapid transit in English:

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rapid transit

Pronunciation: /ˈˌrapəd ˈtranzət/


[usually as modifier]
A form of high-speed urban passenger transportation such as a subway or elevated railroad system.
Example sentences
  • The mass rapid transit system and the public bus services, from my own attempts in getting around, are commendable for their convenience.
  • The Taipei City mass rapid transit system was severely hit by yesterday's earthquake, with service suspended for several hours.
  • I think you need an interconnected system of rapid transit.

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Syllabification: rap·id tran·sit

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