- (physics) The change of velocity with respect to time (can include deceleration or changing direction).
- (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.