the time rate of change of angular velocity of a rotating body.
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Origin of angular acceleration
First recorded in 1880–85
Words nearby angular acceleration
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British Dictionary definitions for angular acceleration
the rate of change of angular velocity
astronautics the acceleration of a space vehicle around an axis
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Scientific definitions for angular acceleration
[ ăng′gyə-lər ]
The rate of change of angular velocity with respect to time. Angular acceleration is measured in revolutions per minute squared or in radians per second squared.
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