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English noun: acceleration

1. acceleration (attribute) an increase in rate of change

SamplesModern science caused an acceleration of cultural change.

Broader (hypernym)alteration, change, modification

Narrower (hyponym)getaway, pickup, precipitation

Antonymsdeceleration, retardation, slowing

2. acceleration (act) the act of accelerating; increasing the speed

Synonymsquickening, speedup

Broader (hypernym)hurrying, speed, speeding


3. acceleration (time) (physics) a rate of increase of velocity

Broader (hypernym)rate

Narrower (hyponym)angular acceleration, centripetal acceleration

Domain categorynatural philosophy, physics


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