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The genomics revolution, proteomics, metabolomics, all of these 'omics' that sound so terrific on grants and on business plans. What we're doing is we are seizing control of our evolutionary future. I mean we're essentially using technology to just jam evolution into fast-forward.
Gregory Stock

Meaning of "fast-forward" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD FAST-FORWARD

From the fast-forward wind control in a tape deck.
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PRONUNCIATION OF FAST-FORWARD

fast-forward play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FAST-FORWARD

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Fast-Forward is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb fast-forward in English.

WHAT DOES FAST-FORWARD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Fast forward

To fast-forward is to move forward through a recording at a speed faster than that at which it would usually be played. The recordings are usually audio, video or computer data. On player buttons and interfaces, the function is commonly represented by two solid arrows pointing right and these typical icons were correctly recognised by 75% of a sample of Europeans consumers.

Definition of fast-forward in the English dictionary

The first definition of fast-forward in the dictionary is the control on a tape deck or video recorder used to wind the tape or video forward at speed. Other definition of fast-forward is a state of urgency or rapid progress. Fast-Forward is also to wind forward using the fast-forward control.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO FAST-FORWARD

PRESENT

Present
I fast-forward
you fast-forward
he/she/it fast-forwards
we fast-forward
you fast-forward
they fast-forward
Present continuous
I am fast-forwarding
you are fast-forwarding
he/she/it is fast-forwarding
we are fast-forwarding
you are fast-forwarding
they are fast-forwarding
Present perfect
I have fast-forwarded
you have fast-forwarded
he/she/it has fast-forwarded
we have fast-forwarded
you have fast-forwarded
they have fast-forwarded
Present perfect continuous
I have been fast-forwarding
you have been fast-forwarding
he/she/it has been fast-forwarding
we have been fast-forwarding
you have been fast-forwarding
they have been fast-forwarding
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I fast-forwarded
you fast-forwarded
he/she/it fast-forwarded
we fast-forwarded
you fast-forwarded
they fast-forwarded
Past continuous
I was fast-forwarding
you were fast-forwarding
he/she/it was fast-forwarding
we were fast-forwarding
you were fast-forwarding
they were fast-forwarding
Past perfect
I had fast-forwarded
you had fast-forwarded
he/she/it had fast-forwarded
we had fast-forwarded
you had fast-forwarded
they had fast-forwarded
Past perfect continuous
I had been fast-forwarding
you had been fast-forwarding
he/she/it had been fast-forwarding
we had been fast-forwarding
you had been fast-forwarding
they had been fast-forwarding
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will fast-forward
you will fast-forward
he/she/it will fast-forward
we will fast-forward
you will fast-forward
they will fast-forward
Future continuous
I will be fast-forwarding
you will be fast-forwarding
he/she/it will be fast-forwarding
we will be fast-forwarding
you will be fast-forwarding
they will be fast-forwarding
Future perfect
I will have fast-forwarded
you will have fast-forwarded
he/she/it will have fast-forwarded
we will have fast-forwarded
you will have fast-forwarded
they will have fast-forwarded
Future perfect continuous
I will have been fast-forwarding
you will have been fast-forwarding
he/she/it will have been fast-forwarding
we will have been fast-forwarding
you will have been fast-forwarding
they will have been fast-forwarding
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would fast-forward
you would fast-forward
he/she/it would fast-forward
we would fast-forward
you would fast-forward
they would fast-forward
Conditional continuous
I would be fast-forwarding
you would be fast-forwarding
he/she/it would be fast-forwarding
we would be fast-forwarding
you would be fast-forwarding
they would be fast-forwarding
Conditional perfect
I would have fast-forward
you would have fast-forward
he/she/it would have fast-forward
we would have fast-forward
you would have fast-forward
they would have fast-forward
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been fast-forwarding
you would have been fast-forwarding
he/she/it would have been fast-forwarding
we would have been fast-forwarding
you would have been fast-forwarding
they would have been fast-forwarding
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you fast-forward
we let´s fast-forward
you fast-forward
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to fast-forward
Past participle
fast-forwarded
Present Participle
fast-forwarding
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FAST-FORWARD

fast talk
fast track
fast worker
fast-acting
fast-action
fast-breeder reactor
fast-flowing
fast-food
fast-food chain
fast-food industry
fast-growing
fast-moving
fast-selling
fast-talk
fast-track
fast-tracker
fast-tracking
fastback
fastball
fastballer

WORDS THAT END LIKE FAST-FORWARD

afterward
award
bring forward
carry forward
carry-forward
carryforward
come forward
fashion-forward
fast forward
flashforward
forward
full forward
go-forward
Great Leap Forward
henceforward
power forward
put forward
rearward
small forward
store and forward
straightforward

Synonyms and antonyms of fast-forward in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «fast-forward» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FAST-FORWARD

Find out the translation of fast-forward to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of fast-forward from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «fast-forward» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

快进
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

avance rápido
570 millions of speakers

English

fast-forward
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तेजी से आगे
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الحركة السريعة إلى الأمام
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

быстрой перемотки вперед
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

fast-forward
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দ্রুত অগ্রগামী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

avance rapide
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Cepat ke hadapan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Vorlauf
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

早送り
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

빨리 감기
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cepet-maju
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nhanh về phía trước
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வேகமாக முன்னோக்கி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जलद-अग्रेषित
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Hızlı ileri
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fast-forward
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

do przodu
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

швидкого перемотування вперед
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

fast - forward
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

fast-forward
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

fast -forward
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

spola framåt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

spole fremover
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of fast-forward

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FAST-FORWARD»

The term «fast-forward» is quite widely used and occupies the 26.610 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «fast-forward».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FAST-FORWARD» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «fast-forward» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «fast-forward» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about fast-forward

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5 QUOTES WITH «FAST-FORWARD»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word fast-forward.
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Mark Dacascos
I try to stay away from stuff that's just action, action, action, action, action, and you kind of fast-forward through the dialogue scenes. I'm not interested in doing that. Give me a reason to fight, and I'll go there. But don't just make it, 'You touched my pen! Haaa-yah!' I've done that before.
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Carl Honore
In our fast-forward culture, we have lost the art of eating well. Food is often little more than fuel to pour down the hatch while doing other stuff - surfing the Web, driving, walking along the street. Dining al desko is now the norm in many workplaces. All of this speed takes a toll. Obesity, eating disorders and poor nutrition are rife.
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Carl Honore
In this media-drenched, multitasking, always-on age, many of us have forgotten how to unplug and immerse ourselves completely in the moment. We have forgotten how to slow down. Not surprisingly, this fast-forward culture is taking a toll on everything from our diet and health to our work and the environment.
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Carl Honore
My first book, 'In Praise of Slowness,' examines how the world got stuck in fast-forward and chronicles a global trend towards putting on the brakes. That trend is called the Slow movement. 'Slow' in this context does not mean doing everything at a snail's pace. It means doing everything at the right speed.
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Gregory Stock
The genomics revolution, proteomics, metabolomics, all of these 'omics' that sound so terrific on grants and on business plans. What we're doing is we are seizing control of our evolutionary future. I mean we're essentially using technology to just jam evolution into fast-forward.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FAST-FORWARD»

Discover the use of fast-forward in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to fast-forward and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Fast-forward Family: Home, Work, and Relationships in ...
They obtained a wealth of data unparalleled in social science research. This collection will be enormously useful."--Barbara Schneider, Hannah Distinguished Professor, Michigan State University
Elinor Ochs, Tamar Kremer-Sadlik, 2013
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Fast Forward
How did Kenisha Lewis's life go from near perfect to sheer chaos in just a few months?
Celeste O. Norfleet, 2009
3
Fast Forward: The Best Ideas on Managing Business Change
Fifteen articles deal with the future, business networks, value building, global business, reengineering, and the new role of management
James Champy, Nitin Nohria, 1996
4
Rwanda Fast Forward: Social, Economic, Military and ...
The authors explore the outlook of Rwanda in the context of development of East Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Maddalena Campioni, Patrick Noack, 2012
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Fast Forward: Ethics and Politics in the Age of Global Warming
"Clearly establishes how and why global warming is a major threat and why urgent action is needed, including the history of domestic and global negotiations on global warming and the players who must be involved in finding a solution to ...
William Antholis, Strobe Talbott, 2011
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Fast Forward
Awakening bruised and bloody, with no memory, in a ransacked house, Ariel Gold begins a stubborn quest to reclaim her past, searching through a stranger's unknown life to find herself, but her investigation is leading her into the sights of ...
Judy Mercer, 1997
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Fast Forward: Work, Gender, and Protest in a Changing World
Portraying the human face of global change, Fast Forward shows how overlapping social movements wrestle with economic and political marginalization, and initiate highly diverse, but related attempts to change the way the world works."
Torry D. Dickinson, Robert K. Schaeffer, 2001
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The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management
This book does a good job explaining the techniques, leadership skills, and people management skills that drive project success." –– Arpan Shah, Director of Microsoft Project, Microsoft Corporation
Eric Verzuh, 2011
9
Fast Forward: The Aesthetics and Ideology of Speed in ...
In Fast Forward Tim Harte presents a detailed examination of the images and concepts of speed that permeated Russian modernist poetry, visual arts, and cinema.
Tim Harte, 2009
10
Rewind, Play, Fast Forward: The Past, Present and Future of ...
For the first time, this volume brings together different disciplines as well as journalists, museum curators, and gallery owners.
Henry Keazor, Thorsten Wübbena, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FAST-FORWARD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term fast-forward is used in the context of the following news items.
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From Slow to Fast-Forward: Greece's Change of Tempo on the …
The Greek government is racing against time to meet a deadline for the submission of its reform proposal to its European partners. At 15:03 ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
2
Lawn Furniture, Some Water And The Rest Is History
Fast-forward to 2008 and after Krause and his company made their own mark in the buffing pad industry 3M came calling – again. Only this ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
3
How It's The Age Of Serena Williams, Despite Her Age
"Now fast-forward and I've been retired for three years and she's still winning majors. So I look back and kind of think to myself that she must ... «ESPN, Jul 15»
4
Worst week of BBC's life may be just a warm-up for bigger battles …
Fast-forward to 2015 and the trust is a busted flush that even its own chair, Rona Fairhead, has suggested is not fit for purpose. Liddiment, a ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
5
SEC Season Previews: Florida looks for new answers in Jim McElwain
The Florida Gators thought they had the answer to replacing Urban Meyer in 2010. Fast-forward to today, and it's evident that wasn't the case. «Red and Black, Jul 15»
6
Deron Williams and Nets discussing buyout, which could allow …
Fast-forward to early Friday morning and sources confirmed that Williams and the Nets are negotiating a potential buyout on his contract, ... «New York Daily News, Jul 15»
7
Some People Age in Fast-Forward Mode, Study Shows
A recent study revealed that while some people can stay young longer, there are people that display an accelerated aging process and ... «WallStreet OTC, Jul 15»
8
FRANKEN: Independence fast-forward
Imagine if we'd had Twitter in our revolutionary days, and the Declaration was a Tweet of Independence: "Yo @KingGeorge. We are so outta ... «Rapid City Journal, Jul 15»
9
Storyline: Fast-Forward to August's Phillies
rsz_logo_tal (2) Projecting the 25-man roster beyond the trading deadline, the front office of the Philadelphia Phillies can envision Maikel ... «isportsweb.com, Jul 15»
10
Govt presses fast-forward on trade pacts as exports slump
India plans to speed up negotiations on various trade pacts, with talks on the biggest of them with the European Union set to restart in August ... «mydigitalfc.com, Jun 15»

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