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v. de·cel·er·at·ed, de·cel·er·at·ing, de·cel·er·ates
1. To decrease the velocity of.
2. To slow down the rate of advancement of: measures intended to decelerate the arms buildup.
To decrease in velocity.

de·cel′er·a′tion n.
de·cel′er·a′tor n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deceleration - a decrease in rate of changedeceleration - a decrease in rate of change; "the deceleration of the arms race"
alteration, change, modification - an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another; "the change was intended to increase sales"; "this storm is certainly a change for the worse"; "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"
acceleration - an increase in rate of change; "modern science caused an acceleration of cultural change"
2.deceleration - (physics) a rate of decrease in velocity
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
rate - a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit; "they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour"; "the rate of change was faster than expected"
acceleration - (physics) a rate of increase of velocity
3.deceleration - the act of decelerating; decreasing the speed; "he initiated deceleration by braking"
hurrying, speeding, speed - changing location rapidly
speedup, acceleration, quickening - the act of accelerating; increasing the speed
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[ˈdiːˌseləˈreɪʃən] Ndesaceleración f, deceleración f, disminución f de velocidad


[ˌdiːsɛləˈreɪʃən] n
[car] → décélération f
[inflation, growth] → décélération f


n (of car, train)Langsamerwerden nt; (by driver) → Herabsetzung fder Geschwindigkeit; (of production)Verlangsamung f


[ˈdiːˌsɛləˈreɪʃn] ndecelerazione f


(diːˈseləreit) verb
to slow down, especially in a car etc. You must decelerate before a crossroads.
deˌceleˈration noun


n. desaceleración, disminución de la velocidad tal como en la frecuencia cardíaca.
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Energizing investments is a fundamental task to change the current deceleration phase," said the article.
Growth projections indicate that South American economies -specialized in the production of primary goods, especially oil and minerals- and with a growing level of trade integration with China, will register the biggest deceleration.
Still, global deceleration will affect Russia through a decrease in exports and deceleration in credit growth.
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But the upside in the oil price was seen as limited, with some investors expecting slowing demand amid high oil prices and the global economic deceleration, dealers said.
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Even though there has been some deceleration in growth the previous two months, an uptick in billings of this size is noteworthy in portending sustained construction activity in the months ahead.
Deceleration training develops strong muscles (strength, little speed).