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"acceleration" in British English

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accelerationnoun

uk   /əkˌsel.əˈreɪ.ʃən/  us   /əkˌsel.əˈreɪ.ʃən/
[U] the ​increase in something's ​speed, or ​itsability to go ​faster: An ​oldercar will have ​poor acceleration. High ​windssignificantlyhampered the plane's acceleration.
[S or U] the ​increase in the ​speed at which something ​happens: The acceleration in the ​decline of ​manufacturingindustrybegan several ​years ago.
(Definition of acceleration from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"acceleration" in American English

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accelerationnoun [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 ​happensfaster or ​sooner: The ​car has good acceleration.
(Definition of acceleration from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"acceleration" in Business English

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accelerationnoun [U]

uk   us   /əkˌseləˈreɪʃən/
an ​increase in the ​speed or ​rate of something: an acceleration in sth There has been a rapid acceleration in the ​rate of ​growth of new ​orders.a rapid/sharp/steady acceleration The ​sharp acceleration of ​inflation is ​hittingconsumers hard.
(Definition of acceleration from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “acceleration”
in Arabic تَسريع…
in Korean 가속…
in Portuguese aceleração…
in Catalan acceleració…
in Japanese 加速…
in Chinese (Simplified) 增速,加快, 加速性能, 加速…
in Chinese (Traditional) 增速,加快, 加速性能, 加速…
in Italian accelerazione…
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“acceleration” in American English

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