Acaulose to Accessary
(A*cau"lose A*cau"lous) a. [Gr. 'a priv. + stalk or L. caulis stalk. See Cole.] (Bot.) Same
(Ac*ca"di*an) a. [From the city Accad. See Gen. x. 10.] Pertaining to a race supposed to
have lived in Babylonia before the Assyrian conquest.
Ac*ca"di*an, n., Ac"cad n. Sayce.
(Ac*cede") v. i. [imp. & p. p. Acceded; p. pr. & vb. n. Acceding.] [L. accedere to approach,
accede; ad + cedere to move, yield: cf. F. accédere. See Cede.]
1. To approach; to come forward; opposed to recede. [Obs.] T. Gale.
2. To enter upon an office or dignity; to attain.
Edward IV., who had acceded to the throne in the year 1461.
If Frederick had acceded to the supreme power.
3. To become a party by associating one's self with others; to give one's adhesion. Hence, to agree or
assent to a proposal or a view; as, he acceded to my request.
The treaty of Hanover in 1725 . . . to which the Dutch afterwards acceded.
Syn. To agree; assent; consent; comply; acquiesce; concur.
(Ac*ced"ence) n. The act of acceding.
(Ac*ced"er) n. One who accedes.
(||Ac*cel`er*an"do) a. [It.] (Mus.) Gradually accelerating the movement.
(Ac*cel"er*ate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Accelerated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Accelerating.] [L. acceleratus,
p. p. of accelerare; ad + celerare to hasten; celer quick. See Celerity.]
1. To cause to move faster; to quicken the motion of; to add to the speed of; opposed to retard.
2. To quicken the natural or ordinary progression or process of; as, to accelerate the growth of a plant,
the increase of wealth, etc.
3. To hasten, as the occurence of an event; as, to accelerate our departure.
Accelerated motion (Mech.), motion with a continually increasing velocity. Accelerating force,
the force which causes accelerated motion. Nichol.
Syn. To hasten; expedite; quicken; dispatch; forward; advance; further.
(Ac*cel`er*a"tion) n. [L. acceleratio: cf. F. accélération.] The act of accelerating, or the
state of being accelerated; increase of motion or action; as, a falling body moves toward the earth with
an acceleration of velocity; opposed to retardation.
A period of social improvement, or of intellectual advancement, contains within itself a principle of acceleration.
(Astr. & Physics.) Acceleration of the moon, the increase of the moon's mean motion in its orbit, in
consequence of which its period of revolution is now shorter than in ancient times. - - Acceleration
and retardation of the tides. See Priming of the tides, under Priming. Diurnal acceleration of