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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: ak-sel-er-ā′shŭn


  1. The act of accelerating.
  2. The rate of increase in velocity per unit of time; commonly expressed in g units; also expressed in centimeters or feet per second squared.
  3. The rate of increasing deviation from a rectilinear course.

See: radial acceleration

[see accelerator]

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