Definition of warp speed in English:

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warp speed


An extremely high speed: these exciting developments are moving ahead at warp speed
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  • Still, to move from parody to icon at such warp speed is stunning.
  • In Dallas, they keep changing the mix at warp speed.
  • The public relations campaign continues today at warp speed.


1970s: popularized by the television series Star Trek(originally referring to a faster-than-light speed attained by a spaceship traveling in a space warp).

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Syllabification: warp speed

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