accelerometer

noun
ac·​cel·​er·​om·​e·​ter | \ ik-ˌse-lə-ˈrä-mə-tər How to pronounce accelerometer (audio) , ak- \

Definition of accelerometer

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

Examples of accelerometer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web AppsFlyer also receives information about all your phone's onboard sensors, including the magnetometer, gyroscope, and accelerometer, and the sensors' calibration settings. Kate Cox, Ars Technica, "Amazon’s Ring app shares loads of your personal info, report finds," 28 Jan. 2020 Magnetic ride, now in its fourth generation, has added accelerometers at all four of the car’s corners. cleveland, "Cadillac CT5-V sport sedan arrives as 2020’s most pleasant surprise (review)," 4 Apr. 2020 In addition to using drones to capture the images, the researchers also put cameras and accelerometers on the whales via suction cups to get video and data from a first-hand account. Fox News, "Humpback whales use 'bubble nets' to catch prey, video shows," 14 Oct. 2019 His company’s headset, for example, pulls data from accelerometers embedded inside, sensors in the truck’s onboard computer and GPS data from nearby cellphone towers. New York Times, "Wearable Tech That Tells Drowsy Truckers It’s Time to Pull Over," 11 Feb. 2020 Using their test dummy and accelerometers, the researchers established a baseline maximum g-force of 0.2 G at the neck and less than 0.3 G at the forehead when the Snoo was operating normally. Lily Hay Newman, Wired, "Hackers Made the Snoo Smart Bassinet Shake and Play Loud Sounds," 16 Apr. 2020 Fitbits also have an accelerometer, which detects vibrations from movement. Jessica Guynn, USA TODAY, "Fitbit doesn't fool around: How the fitness tracker helped this woman catch her boyfriend cheating," 14 Dec. 2019 Magnetic ride, now in its fourth generation, has added accelerometers at all four of the car’s corners. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "Cadillac CT5-V sport sedan arrives as 2020’s most pleasant surprise," 26 Mar. 2020 Not long before that, at the National Institutes of Health, movement-disorder researchers were strapping accelerometers onto volunteers’ quivering hands and serving them mixed drinks. Eric Boodman, STAT, "The vodka trial: In search of a treatment for vocal disorders, a researcher puts patient anecdotes to the test," 10 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of accelerometer

1875, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for accelerometer

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

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The first known use of accelerometer was in 1875

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2 Jun 2020

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“Accelerometer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/accelerometer. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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accelerometer

noun
ac·​cel·​er·​om·​e·​ter | \ ik-ˌsel-ə-ˈräm-ət-ər, ak- How to pronounce accelerometer (audio) \

Medical Definition of accelerometer

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

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