Growth vs Acceleration - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between growth and acceleration

is that growth is an increase in size, number, value, or strength while acceleration is acceleration.



(wikipedia growth)


(en noun)
  • An increase in size, number, value, or strength.
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  • (biology) The act of growing, getting bigger or higher.
  • (biology) Something that grows or has grown.
  • (pathology) An abnormal mass such as a tumor.
  • Synonyms

    * (increase in size) enlargement, expansion, increase, increment * (act of growing) development, maturation * (something that grows or has grown) vegetation * outgrowth, cancer, mass


    * (increase in size) contraction, decrease, decrement, reduction * (act of growing) nondevelopment

    Derived terms

    * growth spurt * growth stock * overgrowth * undergrowth


    * tumor



    Alternative forms

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  • (uncountable) The act of accelerating, or the state of being accelerated; increase of motion or action; as opposed to retardation or deceleration.
  • a falling body moves toward the earth with an acceleration of velocity
  • (countable) The amount by which a speed or velocity increases (and so a scalar quantity or a vector quantity).
  • The boosters produce an acceleration of 20 metres per second per second.
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  • A period of social improvement, or of intellectual advancement, contains within itself a principle of acceleration
  • (physics) The change of velocity with respect to time (can include deceleration or changing direction).
  • The advancement of students at a rate that places them ahead of where they would be in the regular school curriculum.
  • Usage notes

    Acceleration in SI units is measured in metres per second per second (m/s2), or in imperial units in feet per second per second (ft/s2).


    * deceleration, retardation

    See also

    * displacement * velocity * jerk