Definition of acceleration
1a : the act or process of moving faster or happening more quickly : the act or process of accelerating rapid acceleration the acceleration of economic growthb : ability to accelerate a car with good acceleration
2 physics : the rate of change of velocity with respect to time; broadly : change of velocity
Examples of acceleration in a Sentence
The car delivers quick acceleration.
There has been some acceleration in economic growth.
There has been an acceleration in economic growth.
Recent Examples of acceleration from the Web
The three that followed in a flurry in the second half, though, were a fair reflection of Real’s dominance, Zidane’s team flicking through the gears, finding an acceleration and a ruthlessness that Juventus, the Italian champion, could not match.
About all that’s still missing is a broad acceleration in pay.
Payroll processor ADP said private businesses added 253,000 jobs last month, more than economists expected and an acceleration from April.
Jones' lateral quickness and acceleration are impressive for his size.
Di Maria was PSG's best player and a threat throughout the game with his acceleration, fine dribbles, and accurate passes.
In the age of acceleration, the law will change more and more rapidly.
The Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart measures the real-time acceleration of conversation around artists and their music on Twitter.
Finally, there is a physical limitation to how fast the accelerometers can pick up the changes in acceleration.
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Origin and Etymology of acceleration
borrowed from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French acceleratiun, borrowed from Latin accelerātiōn-, accelerātiō, from accelerāre “to accelerate” + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of action nouns
First Known Use: 15th century
ACCELERATION Defined for Kids
Definition of acceleration for Students
: the act or process of speeding up
Medical Definition of acceleration
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