acceleration acceleration  /ˌæk ˌsɛ lə ˈreɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an increase in rate of change
  2. (n) the act of accelerating; increasing the speed
  3. (n) (physics) a rate of increase of velocity

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  1. Its most salient feature was its slowness, a rate of acceleration you could measure with a calendar.
  2. So equipped, the Iron Duke Camaro had 0-60 mph acceleration of around 20 seconds, which left Camaro owners to drum their fingers while school buses rocketed past in a blur of yellow.
  3. That gave the Corvette the very totem of hairy-chest, disco machismo acceleration comparable to a very hot Vespa.

News

  1. Amazing Features of Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4

    Lamborghini is known for producing super cars with amazing acceleration. They keep outdoing themselves with every model that they produce. This is evident going by the features of Aventador LP700-4.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Auto Channel

  2. Price & Time: A Reversal or Downside Acceleration Looming in Stocks?

    Price & Time: A Reversal or Downside Acceleration Looming in Stocks?
    on June 21, 2013     Source: DailyFX via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Finance Acceleration offers Five Financial Planning Tips for People in their Forties

    Finance Acceleration announces that financial planners are bullish. Financeacceleration.com gives its five financial planning tips for people in their forties. (PRWeb June 15, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10837869.htm
    on June 15, 2013     Source: PRWeb

Quotes

  1. "Unfortunately the test results came out indicating there was an acceleration of the condition that Aaron has been dealing with for a number of years," Wade said.
    on Mar 18, 2009 By: Ed Wade Source: USA Today

  2. "I mean the similarity [between us] is the acceleration, his ability to accelerate," Armstrong said. "I think he was taking stock and looking at the other guys then the next thing you know he was pulling away."
    on Jul 24, 2007 By: Lance Armstrong Source: SI.com

  3. "She was awesome," Young said of the battery-operated car. "Her acceleration was incredible, she moved with hardly a sound"
    on Jun 4, 2008 By: Neil Young Source: London Free Press

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