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English noun: deceleration

1. deceleration (attribute) a decrease in rate of change

SamplesThe deceleration of the arms race.

Synonymsretardation, slowing

Broader (hypernym)alteration, change, modification


2. deceleration (time) (physics) a rate of decrease in velocity

Broader (hypernym)rate

Domain categorynatural philosophy, physics


3. deceleration (act) the act of decelerating; decreasing the speed

SamplesHe initiated deceleration by braking.

Broader (hypernym)hurrying, speed, speeding

Antonymsspeedup, acceleration, quickening

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