Definition of Deceleration

1. Noun. A decrease in rate of change. "The deceleration of the arms race"

Exact synonyms: Retardation, Slowing
Generic synonyms: Alteration, Change, Modification
Antonyms: Acceleration
Derivative terms: Decelerate, Decelerate, Retard, Retard, Slow, Slow



2. Noun. (physics) a rate of decrease in velocity.
Category relationships: Natural Philosophy, Physics
Generic synonyms: Rate
Antonyms: Acceleration

3. Noun. The act of decelerating; decreasing the speed. "He initiated deceleration by braking"
Generic synonyms: Hurrying, Speed, Speeding
Antonyms: Acceleration

Definition of Deceleration

1. Noun. The act or process of decelerating. ¹

2. Noun. The amount by which a speed or velocity decreases (and so a scalar quantity or a vector quantity). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Deceleration

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Deceleration

1. 1. The act of decelerating. 2. The rate of decrease in velocity per unit of time. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Deceleration

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1. Galileo, the Tour Guide: A Summary of the Mission to Date edited by Jean H. Aichele (1997)
"The parachutes were used for two key functions, separating the deceleration and descent modules and providing an appropriate rate of descent through the ..."

2. Electric Crane Construction by Claude William Hill (1911)
"By diminishing ta and tc we can bring the full speed nearer to the mean speed, but in doing this we increase the rate of acceleration and deceleration, ..."

3. The Enclosed Garden: History and Development of the Hortus Conclusus and Its by Rob Aben, Saskia de Wit (1999)
"Acceleration and deceleration 'An insight is needed (and that probably very soon) as to what is specially lacking in our great cities - namely, quiet, ..."

4. Basic Helicopter Handbook by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"Rapid deceleration or quick stop. 1. Begin the maneuver at a fast hover ... The deceleration is initiated by applying aft cyclic to reduce forward speed. ..."

5. Report of the Electric Railway Test Commission to the President of the by Henry Hutchinson Norris, Bernard Victor Swenson (1906)
"THE deceleration CURVES. — While the deceleration curves have the same ... The most rapid rise at the beginning of the deceleration curve is noted in Fig. ..."

6. Effects of Nuclear Earth-penetrator And Other Weapons by Nas (2005)
"Based on data for deceleration versus time from a large number of tests, the best estimate of peak rigid body deceleration is 1.5 times the average ..."

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