An expression used by ATC (air traffic control) on radio to direct the pilot to promptly comply with an instruction (but keeping safety factors into consideration) to avoid the development of an imminent situation. In short, it means hurry up. “Expedite climb/descent” normally indicates to a pilot that the approximate best rate of climb or descent should be used without requiring an exceptional change in aircraft-handling characteristics.

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  • Expedite — Ex pe*dite, a. [L. expeditus, p. p. of expedire to free one caught by the foot, to extricate, set free, bring forward, make ready; ex out + pes, prdis, t. See {Foot}.] 1. Free of impediment; unimpeded. [1913 Webster] To make the way plain and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • expedite — ex‧pe‧dite [ˈekspdaɪt] verb [transitive] formal to make a process or action happen more quickly: • He promised to reform the government to expedite economic market reforms. * * * expedite UK US /ˈekspɪdaɪt/ verb [T] FORMAL ► …   Financial and business terms

  • Expedite — Ex pe*dite, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Expedited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Expediting}.] 1. To relieve of impediments; to facilitate; to accelerate the process or progress of; to hasten; to quicken; as, to expedite the growth of plants. [1913 Webster] To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • expedite — I verb accelerate, accomplish promptly, advance, aid, assist, dear the way, dispatch, drive on, ease, encourage, expedire, facilitate, forward, foster, further, give a start, hasten, help, hurry, maturare, move up, pave the way, precipitate,… …   Law dictionary

  • expedite — (v.) late 15c. (implied in pp. expedit), from L. expeditus, pp. of expedire extricate, disengage, liberate; procure, make ready, make fit, prepare, lit. free the feet from fetters, hence liberate from difficulties, from ex out (see EX (Cf. ex ))… …   Etymology dictionary

  • expedite — [v] make happen faster accelerate, advance, assist, cut the red tape*, dispatch, facilitate, fast track*, forward, grease wheels*, hand carry, handle personally, hand walk*, hasten, hurry, precipitate, press, promote, quicken, railroad*, run… …   New thesaurus

  • expedite — ► VERB ▪ cause to happen sooner or be accomplished more quickly. DERIVATIVES expediter (also expeditor) noun. ORIGIN Latin expedire extricate (originally by freeing the feet), put in order , from pes foot …   English terms dictionary

  • expedite — [eks′pə dīt΄] vt. expedited, expediting [< L expeditus, pp. of expedire, lit., to free one caught by the feet, hence hasten, dispatch < ex , out + pes (gen. pedis), FOOT] 1. to speed up or make easy the progress or action of; hasten;… …   English World dictionary

  • expedite — [[t]e̱kspɪdaɪt[/t]] expedites, expediting, expedited VERB If you expedite something, you cause it to be done more quickly. [FORMAL] [V n] The government has been extremely reluctant to expedite investigations that might result in his trial... [V… …   English dictionary

  • expedite — UK [ˈekspədaɪt] / US [ˈekspəˌdaɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms expedite : present tense I/you/we/they expedite he/she/it expedites present participle expediting past tense expedited past participle expedited formal to make something happen… …   English dictionary

  • expedite — /ek spi duyt /, v., expedited, expediting, adj. v.t. 1. to speed up the progress of; hasten: to expedite shipments. 2. to accomplish promptly, as a piece of business; dispatch: to expedite one s duties. 3. to issue or dispatch, as an official… …   Universalium

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