verb (accelerat, ing)
to the growth of a plant, the increase of wealth, etc.
- (transitive) To cause to move faster; to quicken the motion of; to add to the speed of.
- (transitive) To quicken the natural or ordinary progression or process of.
to our departure
- (transitive) To hasten, as the occurrence of an event.
- (intransitive) To become faster; to begin to move more quickly.
a falling body moves toward the earth with an of velocity
- (uncountable) The act of accelerating, or the state of being accelerated; increase of motion or action; as opposed to retardation or deceleration.
The boosters produce an acceleration of 20 metres per second per second.
- (countable) The amount by which a speed or velocity increases (and so a scalar quantity or a vector quantity).
:A period of social improvement, or of intellectual advancement, contains within itself a principle of — I. Taylor
- (physics) The change of velocity with respect to time (can include deceleration or changing direction).
- reducing or intended to reduce friction
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