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.
I. Taylor.

(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. - - Accelerationand retardation of the tides. See Priming of the tides, under Priming.Diurnal acceleration of

Acaulose to Accessary

(A*cau"lose A*cau"lous) a. [Gr. 'a priv. + stalk or L. caulis stalk. See Cole.] (Bot.) Same as Acaulescent.

(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.
T. Warton.

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.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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