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accelerometer

[ak-sel-uh-rom-i-ter] /ækˌsɛl əˈrɒm ɪ tər/
noun
1.
an instrument for measuring acceleration, as of aircraft or guided missiles.
Origin of accelerometer
1900-1905
First recorded in 1900-05; acceler(ation) + -o- + -meter
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  • But I wasnt really to find out what that accelerometer was for until I used it.

    Test Pilot David Goodger (goodger@python.org)
  • I knew that the accelerometer was to indicate the force of the pull-outs.

    Test Pilot David Goodger (goodger@python.org)
  • At eight thousand feet on the altimeter I shifted my gaze to the accelerometer and horsed.

    Test Pilot David Goodger (goodger@python.org)
  • The accelerometer climbed higher and higher, and he felt as though he could hardly move his hands to the proper switches.

    The Man Who Hated Mars Gordon Randall Garrett
  • For an instant, the accelerometer hovered at twelve G, and slipped toward thirteen.

    The Scarlet Lake Mystery Harold Leland Goodwin
British Dictionary definitions for accelerometer

accelerometer

/ækˌsɛləˈrɒmɪtə/
noun
1.
an instrument for measuring acceleration, esp of an aircraft or rocket
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