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  • n  an increase in rate of change
    modern science caused an acceleration of cultural change
  • n  the act of accelerating; increasing the speed
  • n  (physics) a rate of increase of velocity

  • Its most salient feature was its slowness, a rate of acceleration you could measure with a calendar.
  • 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.
  • That gave the Corvette the very totem of hairy-chest, disco machismo acceleration comparable to a very hot Vespa.
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  • Ed Wade in USA Today
    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.
  • Lance Armstrong in
    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."
  • Neil Young in London Free Press
    She was awesome,Young said of the battery-operated car. "Her acceleration was incredible, she moved with hardly a sound"

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