negative acceleration


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negative acceleration

[′neg·əd·iv ik‚sel·ə′rā·shən]
(mechanics)
Acceleration in a direction opposite to the velocity, or in the direction of the negative axis of a coordinate system.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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