deceleration deceleration  /dɪs ˌɛ lə ˈreɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) a decrease in rate of change
  2. (n) (physics) a rate of decrease in velocity
  3. (n) the act of decelerating; decreasing the speed




  1. Picked up by a receiver above ground, the data are plotted on deceleration v.
  2. Aboard a rocket ship, for instance, every part must be as compact as possible and also be capable of surviving the shock of sudden acceleration and deceleration.
  3. We will see a deceleration of prices, and it's probably a good thing, as long as it's done in an orderly way and doesn't turn into a panic.


  1. US Auto Parts Imports Grow But at Slower Pace

    Containers of auto parts imported through U.S. ports in the first quarter of 2013 were up year-over-year for a 14th straight quarter. Although the rate inched up from 8.1 percent in fourth quarter 2012 to 8.3 percent in first quarter 2013, the rate of growth has formed an overall trend of deceleration.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Journal of Commerce Online

  2. Route 9 construction could cause delays in Marlboro

    MARLBORO — Construction work along Route 9 could cause some delays in traffic for the southbound lane motorists. The deceleration lane will be closed until 3 p.m. today north of Union Hill Road.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Asbury Park Press


  1. "The further deceleration in prices is still apparent across the majority of regions," MacroMarkets Chief Economist Robert Shiller said in a statement.
    on Sep 25, 2007 By: Robert Shiller Source: USA Today

  2. "The deceleration in economic activity currently under way appears to be taking place roughly along the lines envisioned," Bernanke said in his most extensive comments on the economy since the summer.
    on Nov 28, 2006 By: Ben Bernanke Source: Forbes

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