accelerometer

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noun ac·cel·er·om·e·ter \ik-ˌse-lə-ˈrä-mə-tər, ak-\

Definition of accelerometer

  1. :  an instrument for measuring acceleration or for detecting and measuring vibrations

Origin and Etymology of accelerometer

borrowed from French accéléromètre, from accélérer “to accelerate” (borrowed from Latin accelerāre) + -o- -o- + -mètre -meter


First Known Use: 1875


Medical Dictionary

accelerometer

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noun ac·cel·er·om·e·ter \ik-ˌsel-ə-ˈräm-ət-ər, ak-\

Medical Definition of accelerometer

  1. :  an instrument for measuring acceleration or for detecting and measuring vibrations



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