- an instrument for measuring acceleration, as of aircraft or guided missiles.
Origin of accelerometer
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Examples from the Web for accelerometer
It utilizes the iPhone's built in accelerometer and microphone to track the data.Tech Start-Ups Get Their Sexy On
February 24, 2014
The most basic ones are equipped with an accelerometer, which measures motion to collect data activity, steps and sleep.
Aside from the accelerometer, it has the ability to constantly monitor your heart-rate for several days on end!
But I wasnt really to find out what that accelerometer was for until I used it.
I knew that the accelerometer was to indicate the force of the pull-outs.
At eight thousand feet on the altimeter I shifted my gaze to the accelerometer and horsed.
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
- an instrument for measuring acceleration, esp of an aircraft or rocket
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