negative acceleration


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.

negative acceleration

Decrease in the rate of change in velocity per unit of time.
See also: acceleration
References in periodicals archive ?
The Habu's data path was opened from eight to 16 bits and features an advanced 2,000 DPI laser sensor, yielding an ideal gaming mouse with virtually no skipping or pixel jumping or negative acceleration.
Students recognize that the slope of a velocity graph is acceleration, but fail to reflect on the physical interpretation of negative acceleration, and whether the interpretation is different when velocity is negative rather than positive.
I checked the hydraulic pressure and the gear and flap gauge, applied positive and negative acceleration, and tried to yaw the aircraft--still with no down indication.