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acceleration

noun [U]  us   /ɪkˌsel·əˈreɪ·ʃən, æk-/

acceleration noun [U] (INCREASE RATE)

physics the rate of change in the speed of something over time

acceleration noun [U] (GO FASTER)

the rate at which something moves more quickly or happens faster or sooner: The car has good acceleration.
Translations of “acceleration”
in Korean 가속…
in Arabic تَسريع…
in Portuguese aceleração…
in Catalan acceleració…
in Japanese 加速…
in Italian accelerazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 增速,加快, 加速性能, 加速…
in Chinese (Simplified) 增速,加快, 加速性能, 加速…
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