acceleration

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noun ac·cel·er·a·tion \ik-ˌse-lə-ˈrā-shən, (ˌ)ak-\

Definition of acceleration

  1. 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. 2 physics :  the rate of change of velocity with respect to time; broadly :  change of velocity

Examples of acceleration in a sentence

  1. The car delivers quick acceleration.

  2. There has been some acceleration in economic growth.

  3. 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

acceleration

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noun ac·cel·er·a·tion \ak-ˌse-lə-ˈrā-shən\

Definition of acceleration for Students

  1. :  the act or process of speeding up


Medical Dictionary

acceleration

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noun ac·cel·er·a·tion \ik-ˌsel-ə-ˈrā-shən, (ˌ)ak-\

Medical Definition of acceleration

  1. 1:  the act or process of accelerating :  the state of being accelerated

  2. 2:  change of velocity; also :  the rate of this change

  3. 3:  advancement in mental growth or achievement beyond the average for one's age



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