# acceleration

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## acceleration

[ak-sel″er-a´shun]**1.**a quickening, as of the pulse rate.

**2.**in physics, the time rate of change of velocity.

**psychomotor acceleration**generalized physical and emotional overactivity in response to internal and external stimuli, such as that seen in the manic phase of bipolar disorder.

## ac·cel·er·a·tion

(ak-sel-er-ā'shŭn),*Avoid the mispronunciation uh-sel-er-ā'shŭn.*

**1.**The act of accelerating.

**2.**The rate of increase in velocity per unit of time; commonly expressed in

*g*units; also expressed in centimeters or feet per second squared.

**3.**The rate of increasing deviation from a rectilinear course.

[see accelerator]

## acceleration

[aksel′ərā′shən]

Etymology: L,

*accelerare,*to quicken## ac·cel·er·a·tion

(ak-selĕr-āshŭn)The rate of change of velocity.

## acceleration

change in motion of a body or object: the rate of change of velocity with respect to time.**the rate of change in linear velocity with respect to time; related to force by Newton's second law of motion (often stated as force = mass×linear acceleration). Measured in metres per second squared (m.s**

*linear acceleration:*^{-2}).

**the rate of change in angular velocity with respect to time. Measured in degrees per second squared (°.**

*angular acceleration:**s*

^{-2}) or radians per second squared (rad.s

^{-2}); related to moment by Newton's second angular law of motion (moment = moment of inertia×angular acceleration).

**the acceleration of an object or body acting at a tangent to its direction of motion, e.g. when it is moving in a circle or around a curve.**

*tangential acceleration:***acceleration measured over a very short (infinitesimal) period of time, effectively a continuous measurement of acceleration.**

*instantaneous acceleration:**See also*

**gravitational acceleration.**

## acceleration,

*n*in osteopathy, the process of increasing speed or velocity of a manipulative technique.

## ac·cel·er·a·tion

(ak-sel-er-ā'shŭn)*Avoid the mispronunciation*

*uh-sel-er-ā'shŭn*.**1.**The act of accelerating.

**2.**The rate of increase in velocity per unit of time; commonly expressed in

*g*units; also expressed in centimeters or feet per second squared.

**3.**The rate of increasing deviation from a rectilinear course.

## Patient discussion about acceleration

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