1. [syn: deceleration, slowing, retardation]
2. (physics) a rate of decrease in velocity;
3. the act of decelerating; decreasing the speed;
- Example: "he initiated deceleration by braking"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
deceleration \deceleration\ n.
a decrease in velocity. Opposite of acceleration
Syn: slowing, retardation.
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
71 Moby Thesaurus words for "deceleration":
arrest, arrestation, catabasis, check, collapse, constraint,
control, cooling, cooling down, cooling off, crash, curb,
curtailment, declension, decline, decline and fall, decrescendo,
delay, detention, diminuendo, dive, downtrend, downturn, drag,
drop, dwindling, ease-off, ease-up, ebb, fall, flagging, hindrance,
holdup, inhibition, injunction, interdict, lag, lapse,
legal restraint, letdown, letup, minus acceleration, monopoly,
obstruction, plunge, prohibition, protection, protectionism,
protective tariff, rationing, rein, remission, restraint,
restraint of trade, retardation, retardment, retreat, retrenchment,
self-control, setback, slack-up, slackening, slowdown, slowing,
slowing down, slowup, slump, subsidence, tariff wall,
thought control, wane