Difference between revisions of "acceleration"

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|etymology=Latin <i>acceleratare</i>, to hasten to
 
|etymology=Latin <i>acceleratare</i>, to hasten to
|definition=The speeding up of a development so that a feature appears earlier in the ontogeny of a descendant than in an ancestor.
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|definition=The speeding up of a [[development]] so that a feature appears earlier in the [[ontogeny]] of a descendant than in an ancestor.
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Latest revision as of 23:39, 13 September 2013

acceleration (noun; Latin acceleratare, to hasten to): The speeding up of a development so that a feature appears earlier in the ontogeny of a descendant than in an ancestor.