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"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 happens faster or sooner: The car has good acceleration.
(Definition of acceleration from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"acceleration" in British English

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accelerationnoun

uk   /əkˌsel.əˈreɪ.ʃən/ us   /əkˌsel.əˈreɪ.ʃən/
(Definition of acceleration from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"acceleration" in Business English

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accelerationnoun [U]

uk   /əkˌseləˈreɪʃən/ us  
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 hitting consumers 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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