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ACCELERATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does acceleration mean? 

ACCELERATION (noun)
  The noun ACCELERATION has 3 senses:

1. an increase in rate of change
2. the act of accelerating; increasing the speed
3. (physics) a rate of increase of velocity

  Familiarity information: ACCELERATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ACCELERATION (noun)


Sense 1acceleration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An increase in rate of change

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context example:

modern science caused an acceleration of cultural change

Hypernyms ("acceleration" is a kind of...):

alteration; change; modification (an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "acceleration"):

getaway; pickup (the attribute of being capable of rapid acceleration)

precipitation (an unexpected acceleration or hastening)

Antonym:

deceleration (a decrease in rate of change)


Sense 2acceleration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of accelerating; increasing the speed

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

speedup; acceleration; quickening

Hypernyms ("acceleration" is a kind of...):

hurrying; speed; speeding (changing location rapidly)

Antonym:

deceleration (the act of decelerating; decreasing the speed)


Sense 3acceleration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(physics) a rate of increase of velocity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Hypernyms ("acceleration" is a kind of...):

rate (a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit)

Domain category:

natural philosophy; physical science; physics (the science of matter and energy and their interactions)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "acceleration"):

centripetal acceleration (the acceleration toward the center that holds a satellite in elliptical orbit)

Antonym:

deceleration ((physics) a rate of decrease in velocity)


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