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Definition 1: the act of decelerating; decreasing the speed - [noun denoting act]

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

  • he initiated deceleration by braking

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

Definition 2: a decrease in rate of change - [noun denoting attribute]

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

  • the deceleration of the arms race

Synonyms for deceleration in the sense of this definition

(deceleration 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"

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

(deceleration 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"

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

"his favorite subject was physics"

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