quick study


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quick study

n.
One who is able to memorize something easily and quickly or is able to understand and deal with something easily and successfully.
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quick′ stud′y


n.
a person who is able to learn or adapt to something in a short time or on short notice.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quick study - someone able to acquire new knowledge and skills rapidly and easily; "she soaks up foreign languages like a sponge"
assimilator, learner, scholar - someone (especially a child) who learns (as from a teacher) or takes up knowledge or beliefs
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References in classic literature ?
'I mustn't be cracking jokes though, for I've got a part of twelve lengths here, which I must be up in tomorrow night, and I haven't had time to look at it yet; I'm a confounded quick study, that's one comfort.'
For a political novice, he has been a quick study, and he has a good gut for what America needs.
Syed Saddiq said he agreed with Abdul Hadi's view that politics is not a quick study of two to three minutes as the minister felt politics is a policy affair and agenda which should be studied with rational views and arguments.
Get a quick study on the basics of flyer, brochure and collateral design - from media types/sizes, preparation of materials, text for layout, proper use of grids, white space, and typefaces/fonts.
He is such a quick study that he graduates two years early.
Using Kira Quick Study, anyone can train additional models that can accurately identify virtually any desired clause.
This second edition has added tables and schematics at the end of every chapter for quick study review.
Formatted for quick study and comprehension, the reference offers up-to-date medication and protocol information, concise concept overviews, USMLE-style practice questions at the end of each chapter, and free access to a companion website offering comprehension exams and an e-book.
"Jamie is a quick study, he's transitioned into a pro as we expected.
In the early 1990's faculty at Johnson and Wales University performed a quick study on the behaviors or shortcomings that were likely to get a new college hire fired.