Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Relating to acceleration; adding to velocity; quickening.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Relating to acceleration; adding to velocity; quickening.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Tending to accelerate; adding to velocity; quickening progression.
  • In philology, indicating a notion of acceleration: applied to certain verb-forms in some agglutinative languages. See the extract.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. tending to increase velocity

Etymologies

accelerate +β€Ž -ive (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • His own downward progress he described as accelerative, like gravity.

    The Great Bridge

  • The Stoxx 600 has rallied nearly 6% in 2011, "driven by speculation the economic recovery is on an accelerative path and policies to support indebted euro-region countries will be successful," Mr. Pope said in emailed comments.

    European Stocks Gain for Fifth Day

  • Clifton and Ferreira also provide an accurate, concise explanation of an intriguing foundational problem in general relativistic cosmology, which might explain the apparent observation of accelerative expansion:

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Whilst the supernovae observations which support the notion of accelerative expansion extend out to billions of light years, observations of the distribution of galaxies only extend out to hundreds of millions of light years.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • I did have one concern, however, in that I did not understand what was going on between pages 135 and 136, when The rotation rate was set to provide one earth gravity for the radius of the fore bulb, but accelerative force was inversely proportional to the radius.

    Science and Science Fiction: Star Dragon

  • The rotation rate was set to provide one Earth gravity for the radius of the fore bulb, but accelerative force was inversely proportional to the radius.

    Science and Science Fiction: Star Dragon

  • If new technology allows them to go farther between charges and gives us the accelerative kick we crave, the demand for EVs could skyrocket.

    Bob Schildgen: EVs vs. Gas-Powered Cars: No Ride to Utopia

  • In fact, the accelerative g-forces are so strong that you can actually experience a slight face-lift effect.

    Behind the Wheel: Corvette ZHZ: Brett Berk

  • Even further, as Newton develops the theory to that point, only the accelerative measure of force is employed, and hence even mass plays no role.

    Newton's Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica

  • Newton distinguishes among three ways of quantifying centripetal forces: the absolute quantity, which corresponds to what we would call the field strength of a central force field; the accelerative quantity, which β€œis the measure of this force that is proportional to the acceleration generated in a given time;” and the motive quantity, which is the measure of the force proportional to what we would call the change in linear momentum in a given time.

    Newton's Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica

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