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acceleration stress[ak‚sel·ə′rā·shən ‚stres]
The effect of an increase in gravitational force upon human physiology and behavior, particularly during takeoff and reentry in space flight.
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In a wire rope (or the like), the additional stress imposed as a result of the acceleration of the load.
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