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The rate of change in velocity or the change in velocity occurring over a given time interval: acceleration = change of velocity/time. It is usually expressed as metres per second squared (ms−2). When an object speeds up, slows down, starts, stops, or changes direction, it is accele rating. Acceleration can be positive or negative. See also acceleration, law of.

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