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An instrument used to measure acceleration.

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(General Physics) an instrument for measuring acceleration, esp of an aircraft or rocket
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an instrument for measuring acceleration, as of aircraft.
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an instrument for measuring and recording the rate of acceleration of an aircraft.
See also: Aviation, Instruments
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Noun1.accelerometer - an instrument for measuring the acceleration of aircraft or rocketsaccelerometer - an instrument for measuring the acceleration of aircraft or rockets
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
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Accelerometers are tools used to objectively measure levels of activity in research and have been used extensively in community-dwelling adults [7, 8].
Accelerometers are placed at the distance of 500mm, 100mm, 1500mm and 2000mm from location of the leak to obtain the vibration motion of the pipeline.
HANSFORD SENSORS, a leading UK manufacturer of industrial accelerometers, reports it has launched the latest versions of its proven HS-100 and HS-150 Series vibration sensors and says the new sensors are over 10% smaller and lighter than existing versions, and offer even greater frequency response, with a significant improvement in resonant frequency.
Engineers want smaller accelerometers with more functional capability, feeding signals to data acquisition systems over longer distances.
The sensors utilize BCG techniques and ultra-sensitive Murata MEMS accelerometers to provide vital sign information.
Micromachined accelerometers belonging to Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) are employed in many kinds of various devices [1], owing to their small dimensions (currently even less than 2 mm), easy integration with electronics, high shock-resistance, high reliability, satisfactory accuracy, low power consumption, and low cost.