Definition of deceleration in English:


Pronunciation /ˌdiːsɛləˈreɪʃ(ə)n//dɪsɛləˈreɪʃ(ə)n/


mass noun
  • Reduction in speed or rate.

    ‘speed brakes enable the aircraft to carry out rapid deceleration’
    ‘a deceleration in economic growth’
    • ‘The causes of the apparent deceleration of productivity are controversial.’
    • ‘What we misjudged was how long it would take for the earnings deceleration to run its course.’
    • ‘In April and May the first signs of lending growth deceleration were already present.’
    • ‘He feels that the post-1973 slowdown in productivity growth is evidence of a deceleration in technical progress.’
    • ‘Signs of economic deceleration will emerge as the world economy moves into 2005 with less strength.’
    • ‘The crash sensors and diagnostic unit measure deceleration, not acceleration.’
    • ‘Cool-down: jog, then walk, for two minutes of deceleration.’
    • ‘They should have had a very large deceleration in inflation, given the theory.’
    • ‘They all said it was a smooth landing but they could sense a lack of deceleration.’
    • ‘During each of these periods, children showed the same heart rate pattern: initial heart rate deceleration followed by heart rate acceleration.’