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acceleration

noun uk   us   /əkˌsel.əˈreɪ.ʃən/
[U] the increase in something's speed, or its ability to go faster: An older car will have poor acceleration. High winds significantly hampered the plane's acceleration. [S or U] the increase in the speed at which something happens: The acceleration in the decline of manufacturing industry began several years ago.
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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