Definitions of acceleration

  1. the act of accelerating; increasing the speed Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The act of accelerating, or the state of being accelerated; increase of motion or action; as, a falling body moves toward the earth with an acceleration of velocity; - opposed to retardation. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The act of increasing speed; the state of being increased in speed; the rate of increase of velocity. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. The act of hastening: increase of speed. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Act of quickening motion; increased speed. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. The act of accelerating; the state of being accelerated. Acceleration of the moon, her increase of mean motion, compared with the diurnal motion of the earth, being about 10" in a hundred years. Acceleration of a planet is when its real diurnal motion exceeds its mean diurnal motion. The diurnal acceleration of the fixed stars is the time by which they, in one revolution, anticipate the mean diurnal revolution of the sun, which is nearly 3'50" of mean time sooner each day. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for acceleration

  1. The new Committee would be concerned, among other things, with the acceleration of our economy's growth and the living standards of our people, their health and education, their better assurance of life and liberty and their greater opportunities. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  2. The two outstanding features of the new order were the rise of machine industry with its incalculable acceleration of mass- production, and the correlative development of cheap and rapid transportation. – The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy by Theodore Lothrop Stoddard