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Antonyms for acceleration

letup, retardation, downshift, braking, slowdown, slowing, deceleration.

Quotes of acceleration

  1. Any acceleration constitutes progress, Miss Glory. Nature had no understanding of the modern rate of work. From a technical standpoint the whole of childhood is pure nonsense. Simply wasted time. An untenable waste of time. – Karel Capek
  2. My physics teacher, Thomas Miner was particularly gifted. To this day, I remember how he introduced the subject of physics. He told us we were going to learn how to deal with very simple questions such as how a body falls due to the acceleration of gravity. – Steven Chu
  3. Any architectural project we do takes at least four or five years, so increasingly there is a discrepancy between the acceleration of culture and the continuing slowness of architecture. – Rem Koolhaas
  4. Indeed, I was unable to find any evidence whatsoever of the occurrence of a drastic evolutionary acceleration and genetic reconstruction in widespread, populous species. – Ernst Mayr
  5. The late 20th century sea level rise rate lacks any sign of acceleration Satellite altimetry indicates virtually no changes in the last decade. – Nils-Axel Morner
  6. As seismologists gained more experience from earthquake records, it became obvious that the problem could not be reduced to a single peak acceleration In fact, a full frequency of vibrations occurs. – Charles Francis Richter
  7. Emphasis was usually put on the horizontal acceleration factor, for the simple reason that ordinary structures have a built -in safety factor for the vertical component; that is, gravity. – Charles Francis Richter
  8. Acceleration is finite, I think according to some laws of physics. – Terry Riley
  9. It is important that we are coming up on the millennium because what I am experiencing, just being one person out of billions, is the feeling of acceleration I experience this through my contact with other people. – Terry Riley
  10. Hominid and human evolution took place over millions and not billions of years, but with the emergence of language there was a further acceleration of time and the rate of change. – William Irwin Thompson

Usage examples for acceleration

  1. It is space that takes the strain, but in normal cases, unless the masses are very large, no considerable acceleration is produced over any great distance. – Invaders from the Infinite by John Wood Campbell
  2. The terrific acceleration made breathing a little uncomfortable, but it was not too bad. – Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet by Harold Leland Goodwin
  3. The result is a great increase in muscle tone, acceleration of peristalsis and eventually, after several dozens of repetitions, a considerable reduction of transit time. – How and When to Be Your Own Doctor by Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon
  4. The new Committee would be concerned, among other things, with the acceleration of our economy's growth and the living standards of our people, their health and education, their better assurance of life and liberty and their greater opportunities. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  5. I'm afraid that steady one- gee acceleration has left me unprepared for this low gravity. – Anything You Can Do ... by Gordon Randall Garrett
  6. Hoskins went to the bulkhead and dropped a second acceleration couch. – Breaking Point by James E. Gunn
  7. By the simplest of means: acceleration – Raiders of the Universes by Donald Wandrei
  8. But he was nowhere to be seen; and now, with a sudden acceleration of the powerful six- cylinder engine, the big gray car moved smoothly forward. – The Air Trust by George Allan England
  9. In a moment acceleration plucked at them. – Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet by Harold Leland Goodwin
  10. But after six seconds at two gravities acceleration the rocket burned out. – Space Tug by Murray Leinster
  11. And the rate of acceleration increases. – This Crowded Earth by Robert Bloch
  12. The Magellan plunged on, in constant acceleration moving outward to the farthest limit of the solar system. – The Secret of the Ninth Planet by Donald Allen Wollheim
  13. It was a monster, but a falling object on Mars has less than half the acceleration it does on Earth. – Duel on Syrtis by Poul William Anderson
  14. He found that the acceleration of a body by a force is inversely proportional to its mass, and formulated the equation that force equals mass time acceleration – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  15. Thus, we say it is a law of oxygen and hydrogen to combine in definite proportions, under suitable conditions, to form water; a law of all particles of matter in the universe to tend to move towards one another with a definite acceleration a law of living organisms to reproduce their kind. – Ontology or the Theory of Being by Peter Coffey
  16. The two outstanding features of the new order were the rise of machine industry with its incalculable acceleration of mass- production, and the correlative development of cheap and rapid transportation. – The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy by Theodore Lothrop Stoddard
  17. Still without speaking, Kelly turned and ran back to her dispensary to be ready for the next acceleration – Code Three by Rick Raphael
  18. " You would have been last week," answered the other; while a sudden chill struck through me as I remembered the promised acceleration of the transcontinental express. – The Mistress of Bonaventure by Harold Bindloss
  19. Hour after hour the great globe drove on at maximum acceleration captain and every control officer alert and at high tension. – Triplanetary by Edward Elmer Smith
  20. I sought my wrist, found the artery, made allowance for its possible acceleration began to count. – The Metal Monster by A. Merritt

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