from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To decrease the velocity of.
- transitive v. To slow down the rate of advancement of: measures intended to decelerate the arms buildup.
- intransitive v. To decrease in velocity.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to reduce the velocity of something
- v. to reduce the rate of advancement of something, such as a disease
- v. to go slower
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. to reduce speed. Opposite of
- transitive v. to cause to reduce speed. Opposite of
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To decrease in velocity: opposed to accelerate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. lose velocity; move more slowly
- v. reduce the speed of
In this eWeek podcast hosted by Mike Vizard, the vice president of technology for Blue Coat Systems, Dave Asbrey, explains how customers are saving thousands of dollars by using application acceleration technologies to "decelerate" the amount of bandwidth being made available to end users accessing Web 2.0 applications such as YouTube and Facebook on corporate networks.
The downward line on the graph ends when the stimulus is passed, meaning that the rate of job losses began to decelerate after ARRA, with the post-stimulus deceleration happening almost exactly as fast as the losses had been accelerating before ARRA.
"With a revenue growth at 70% and a 17 to 18 price to earnings ratio, that growth rate is expected to decelerate this year and into 2012."
Premium rates will continue accelerate, not decelerate, membership and resultant profits will soar.
Industry watchers also said that with the shopping season approaching in the major economies, such as the U.S. and Europe, and with the inventories of major PC makers falling short of normal levels lately, the decline in DRAM prices will gradually decelerate and may even help restocking demand to pick up from late November.
Brazil's economy should decelerate in the last two quarters of the year, ending 2011 with GDP growth of 3.9%, Mr. Bacciotti added.
As previously reported, the IMF forecast that China's growth rate, which stood at 9.2% last year, will decelerate to 8.2% in 2012.
Natixis economist Camille de Williencourt said Insee's data shows manufacturing output should decelerate quite signficantly in 2011 and further on.
As you get better, you will be able to feather the end of the cast to decelerate the lure just above the water's surface and produce a nice soft landing.
After several seconds, though, it finally began to decelerate.
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