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.
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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