[fast-food, fahst-] /ˈfæstˈfud, ˈfɑst-/
of or specializing in fast food.
food, as hamburgers, pizza, or fried chicken, that is prepared in quantity by a standardized method and can be dispensed quickly at inexpensive restaurants for eating there or elsewhere.
food that requires little preparation before being served
(of a restaurant, café, etc) serving such food
: a fast-food chain
Food like hamburgers, fried chicken, etc, cooked and served very rapidly and uniformly, usually by large catering corporations (1951+)
[fast-foo-der, fahst-] /ˈfæstˈfu dər, ˈfɑst-/ noun, Informal. 1. Also, fast-foodery [fast-foo-duh-ree, fahst-] /ˈfæstˈfu də ri, ˈfɑst-/ (Show IPA). a restaurant that sells . 2. a person or company that operates a fast-food business.
- Fast footwork
noun phrase Very adroit evasion; clever dodging and maneuver: It will take fancy footwork to explain this one/ The American Medical Association tried a little fast footwork before Congress last week (1900+ Sports) Related Terms fancy footwork
[fast-fawr-werd, fahst-] /ˈfæstˈfɔr wərd, ˈfɑst-/ verb (used without object) 1. (on a recording device or projector) to advance a tape or film rapidly, using the fast forward. noun 1. a function of an electronic recording device, as a tape recorder or cassette deck, that allows the tape to be advanced rapidly. 2. the button or […]
- Fast fourier transform
algorithm (FFT) An algorithm for computing the Fourier transform of a set of discrete data values. Given a finite set of data points, for example a periodic sampling taken from a real-world signal, the FFT expresses the data in terms of its component frequencies. It also solves the essentially identical inverse problem of reconstructing a […]