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

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