Acceleration - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əkˌseləˈreɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word acceleration
Brit.  |əksɛləˈreɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word acceleration

noun

- an increase in rate of change

modern science caused an acceleration of cultural change

- the act of accelerating; increasing the speed (syn: quickening, speedup)
- (physics) a rate of increase of velocity

Examples

The car delivers quick acceleration.

There has been some acceleration in economic growth.

There has been an acceleration in economic growth.

He has also called for an acceleration of political reforms.

The latest model has excellent acceleration.

an acceleration in the rate of inflation

the rapid acceleration of economic progress in South East Asia

modern science caused an acceleration of cultural change

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