verb (used with object), de·cel·er·at·ed, de·cel·er·at·ing.
verb (used without object), de·cel·er·at·ed, de·cel·er·at·ing.
Origin of decelerate
Related Words for decelerationdecline, stagnation, drop, delay, strike, downturn, slackening, falloff, drop-off, deceleration, downtrend, inactivity, slack, stoppage, freeze, arrest, retardation, slow-up
Examples from the Web for deceleration
Historical Examples of deceleration
Deceleration sat on their chests and squeezed their bones to rubber.The K-Factor
Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)
It would still take four hours to get down, in a spiral of deceleration.Space Viking
Henry Beam Piper
Casker nodded and punched a deceleration spiral into the ship's tape.One Man's Poison
The ship quivered for just a second as it shifted over into deceleration.An Empty Bottle
Ekstrohm fingered loose the cinches of his deceleration couch.The Planet with No Nightmare
Word Origin for decelerate
1894, originally in railroading, coined from de- "do the opposite of" (see de-) + (ac)celeration.
Verily "deceleration" is a word which could only be coined by the Great Western. ["Engineering," Feb. 2, 1894]
1899, back-formation from deceleration. Related: Decelerated; decelerating.