acceleration

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Synonyms for acceleration

Synonyms for acceleration

the act of accelerating

(physics) a rate of increase of velocity

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I felt an abrupt easing of the schooner, a loss for the moment of all strain and pressure, coupled with a swift acceleration of speed.
All I would say is, that I can go abroad without your family coming forward to favour me, - in short, with a parting Shove of their cold shoulders; and that, upon the whole, I would rather leave England with such impetus as I possess, than derive any acceleration of it from that quarter.
They say that by electro-magnetism your salad shall be grown from the seed whilst your fowl is roasting for dinner; it is a symbol of our modern aims and endeavors, of our condensation and acceleration of objects;--but nothing is gained; nature cannot be cheated; man's life is but seventy salads long, grow they swift or grow they slow.
In the relief of having this companion, and of feeling that he could trust him, he passed on to both, and both brought him round again, with an increase and acceleration of force, to his point of departure.
Yet he perceived an acceleration in the beat of his heart.
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