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acceleration (s) (noun), accelerations (pl)
1. The rate at which something increases in velocity.
2. An increase in the rate at which something happens or develops.
Word Entries at Get Words: “acceleration
1. The rate of change of a moving body's velocity which has two components: speed and direction; so, a body's acceleration is altered by either a change in speed, a change in direction, or both.
2. The acceleration due to gravity, for instance, is 32 feet (9.8 meters) per second per second; means that for every second an object falls, its velocity is increasing, too.
1. A change in velocity which happens when something speeds up, slows down, or moves in a different direction.
2. The rate of change in velocity with respect to time.
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