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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


Antonymsdeceleration

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


Broader (hypernym)rate


Narrower (hyponym)angular acceleration, centripetal acceleration


Domain categorynatural philosophy, physics


Antonymsdeceleration









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