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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

Acceleration

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ACCELERATION (from Lat. accelerare, to hasten, celer, quick), hastening or quickening; in mechanics, a term employed to denote the rate at which the velocity of a body, whose motion is not uniform, either increases or decreases. (See MECHANICS and HODOGRAPH.)


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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Acceleration'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/bri/a/acceleration.html. 1910.

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