Acceleration vs Accelerometry - What's the difference?

acceleration | accelerometry |

As nouns the difference between acceleration and accelerometry

is that acceleration is acceleration while accelerometry is the measurement of acceleration.



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.
  • * (rfdate)
  • 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






  • The measurement of acceleration.