HyperDic: deceleration

English > 3 senses of the word deceleration:
NOUNattributedeceleration, slowing, retardationa decrease in rate of change
timedeceleration(physics) a rate of decrease in velocity
actdecelerationthe act of decelerating
deceleration > pronunciation
Soundsdihseh.lerey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > deceleration: 3 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningA decrease in rate of change.
Example"the deceleration of the arms race"
Synonymsslowing, retardation
Broaderchange, alteration, modificationAn event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
OppositeaccelerationAn increase / increase / increase in rate of change
Spanishdeceleración, desaceleración, ralentización, retardación
Verbsdeceleratelose velocity
deceleratereduce the speed of
English > deceleration: 3 senses > noun 2, time
Meaning(physics) a rate of decrease in velocity.
Categoryphysics, natural philosophyThe science of matter and energy and their interactions
BroaderrateA magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit
Oppositeacceleration(physics) a rate of increase of velocity
English > deceleration: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of decelerating; decreasing the speed.
Example"he initiated deceleration by braking"
Broaderspeed, speeding, hurryingchanging location rapidly
Oppositeacceleration, quickening, speedupThe act of accelerating

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