Associations to the word «Acceleration»


ACCELERATION, noun. (uncountable) The act of accelerating, or the state of being accelerated; increase of motion or action; as opposed to retardation or deceleration.
ACCELERATION, noun. (countable) The amount by which a speed or velocity increases (and so a scalar quantity or a vector quantity).
ACCELERATION, noun. (physics) The change of velocity with respect to time (can include deceleration or changing direction).
ACCELERATION, noun. The advancement of students at a rate that places them ahead of where they would be in the regular school curriculum.
ACCELERATION CLAUSE, noun. (legal) a provision in a contract that makes all obligations to be performed under the contract due immediately upon a specific occurrence, such as a breach
ACCELERATION CLAUSES, noun. Plural of acceleration clause

Dictionary definition

ACCELERATION, noun. An increase in rate of change; "modern science caused an acceleration of cultural change".
ACCELERATION, noun. The act of accelerating; increasing the speed.
ACCELERATION, noun. (physics) a rate of increase of velocity.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats