Acceleration

Noun

  • (countable) The amount by which a speed or velocity increases (and so a scalar quantity or a vector quantity).

    "The boosters produce an acceleration of 20 metres per second per second."

  • (uncountable) The act of accelerating, or the state of being accelerated; increase of motion or action; as opposed to retardation or deceleration.

    "a falling body moves toward the earth with an acceleration of velocity"

  • The advancement of students at a rate that places them ahead of where they would be in the regular school curriculum.
  • (physics) The change of velocity with respect to time (can include deceleration or changing direction).

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