acceleration definition, meaning - what is acceleration in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “acceleration”

See all translations

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…
(Definition of acceleration from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of acceleration?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “acceleration” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cost/charge the earth

to cost, charge, etc. a lot of money

Word of the Day

The language of elections

by Liz Walter,
April 22, 2015
On May 7th, citizens of the UK will be going to the polls (having an election) to decide who will form the next government. This kind of election is known as a general election. The country is divided into 650 areas, called constituencies. Each constituency elects a member of parliament (MP) to

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More