\ɐksˈɛləɹˌe͡ɪtɪŋ fˈɔːs], \ɐksˈɛləɹˌeɪtɪŋ fˈɔːs], \ɐ_k_s_ˈɛ_l_ə_ɹ_ˌeɪ_t_ɪ_ŋ f_ˈɔː_s]\
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A f. which, acting upon a moving body, produces an acceleration of its motion; in particular, a f. of such degree as to produce upon the unit of mass a definite acceleration of velocity in the unit of time. The accelerating f. is measured by the acceleration of velocity thus produced. Any f. which acts continuously is an accelerating f.
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