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Definition 1: the act of accelerating; increasing the speed - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for acceleration in the sense of this definition

(acceleration is a kind of ...) changing location rapidly

Definition 2: an increase in rate of change - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where acceleration or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • modern science caused an acceleration of cultural change

(acceleration is a kind of ...) an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another

"the change was intended to increase sales" "this storm is certainly a change for the worse" "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"

(... is a kind of acceleration ) the attribute of being capable of rapid acceleration

"his car has a lot of pickup"

(... is a kind of acceleration ) an unexpected acceleration or hastening

"he is responsible for the precipitation of his own demise"

Definition 3: (physics) a rate of increase of velocity - [noun denoting time]

(acceleration is a kind of ...) a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit

"they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour" "the rate of change was faster than expected"

(... is a kind of acceleration ) (physics) the rate of change of the angular velocity of a rotating body

(... is a kind of acceleration ) the acceleration toward the center that holds a satellite in elliptical orbit

(acceleration belongs to category ...) the science of matter and energy and their interactions

"his favorite subject was physics"

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