Definitions for accelerationækˌsɛl əˈreɪ ʃən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ac•cel•er•a•tionækˌsɛl əˈreɪ ʃən(n.)
the act of accelerating; increase of speed or velocity.
a change in velocity.
the time rate of change of velocity with respect to magnitude or direction; the derivative of velocity with respect to time.
Origin of acceleration:
1525–35; < L
an increase in rate of change
"modern science caused an acceleration of cultural change"
acceleration, quickening, speedup(noun)
the act of accelerating; increasing the speed
(physics) a rate of increase of velocity
The act of accelerating, or the state of being accelerated; increase of motion or action; as opposed to retardation or deceleration.
a falling body moves toward the earth with an acceleration of velocity
The amount by which a speed or velocity increases (and so a scalar quantity or a vector quantity).
The boosters produce an acceleration of 20 metres per second per second.
The change of velocity with respect to time (can include deceleration or changing direction).
Origin: * First attested in 1531.
the act of accelerating, or the state of being accelerated; increase of motion or action; as, a falling body moves toward the earth with an acceleration of velocity; -- opposed to retardation
U.S. National Library of Medicine
An increase in the rate of speed.
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
The rate of change of velocity. If of increase of velocity it is positive; if of decrease, it is negative. It can only be brought about by the exercise of force and is used as the measure of or as determining the unit of force. It is equal to velocity (L/T) imparted, divided by time (T); its dimensions therefore are L/(T^2). The c. g. s. unit of acceleration is one centimeter in one second. [Transcriber's note: The unit of acceleration is "centimeters per second per second."]
Translations for acceleration
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to make (something) happen sooner
Worry accelerated his death.
- إسْرَاع، تَسَارُعArabic
- aceleraçãoPortuguese (BR)
- zrychlení; urychleníCzech
- die BeschleunigungGerman
- gyorsítás; siettetésHungarian
- hröðun, hraðaaukningIcelandic
- hızlanma, ivmeTurkish
- 加速Chinese (Trad.)
- прискорення, пришвидшенняUkrainian
- sự tăng tốcVietnamese
- 加速Chinese (Simp.)
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