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English[]

Etymology[]

From Latin accelerātiō (a hastening, acceleration); compare French accélération.

Pronunciation[]

  • enPR: əksĕlərā'shən, IPA: /ək.sɛl.əˈreɪ.ʃən/, SAMPA: /@ksEl@"reIS@n/
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    Rhymes: -eɪʃǝn

Noun[]

Singular
Acceleration

Plural
s

Acceleration (s)

  1. (uncountable) 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
  2. (countable) 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.
    • (A date for this quote is being sought): Isaac Taylor
      A period of social improvement, or of intellectual advancement, contains within itself a principle of acceleration Template:...
  3. Template:Physics The change of velocity with respect to time (can include deceleration or changing direction).

Usage notes[]

Acceleration in SI units is measured in metres per second per second (m/s2), or in imperial units in feet per second per second (ft/s2).

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See also[]

  • displacement
  • velocity
  • jerk

Interlingua[]

Noun[]

acceleration

  1. acceleration

Swedish[]

Noun[]

Inflection for Acceleration Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Base form
Possessive form

Acceleration c.

  1. acceleration; a change in velocity

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