Acceleration Definition

ăk-sĕlə-rāshən
noun
The act of accelerating.
American Heritage
An accelerating or being accelerated.
Webster's New World
The rate of change in the velocity of a moving body.
Webster's New World
The shortening of the time, or the immediate creation or vesting, of a legal duty, interest, or right that was to arise or vest in the future. See also acceleration clause.
Webster's New World Law
The hastening of a real property owner’s enjoyment, or the vesting, of his remainder interest in an estate because of the failure or premature termination of a preceding estate.
Webster's New World Law
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Other Word Forms of Acceleration

Noun

Singular:
acceleration
Plural:
accelerations

Origin of Acceleration

  • First attested in 1531. From French accélération or more likely directly from Latin accelerātiō (“a hastening, acceleration”). Equivalent to accelerate +‎ -ion.

    From Wiktionary

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