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Synonyms for decelerationde·cel·er·a·tion

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  1. decelerationnoun


  2. decelerationnoun

    The rocket is now in deceleration.


  3. decelerationnoun

    The brakes produce a deceleration of 10 metres per second per second.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. deceleration, slowing, retardationnoun

    a decrease in rate of change

    "the deceleration of the arms race"

    slowness, subnormality, slowing, slowdown, mental retardation, retardant, backwardness, lag, retardent, retardation

    acceleration, speedup, quickening

  2. decelerationnoun

    (physics) a rate of decrease in velocity

    slowing, retardation

    acceleration, quickening, speedup

  3. decelerationnoun

    the act of decelerating; decreasing the speed

    "he initiated deceleration by braking"

    slowing, retardation

    acceleration, speedup, quickening

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  1. List of paraphrases for "deceleration":

    decel, slowdown, downturn, slowing, slow-down, retardation

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  1. Pascal Blanqué:

    We see some upside for the year. Markets are now pricing in the best possible world : earnings re-acceleration and economic rebound, but for the coming quarters we see some challenges — vaccination delays, severe lockdowns hitting the economy — that could prevent an upside. A deceleration is possible, given valuations are already expensive, so, it is a situation that deserves some caution.

  2. Mayor Stephen Benjamin of Columbia:

    When you should go back to business is when you have some true indicators over two weeks that show a deceleration of the pandemic, we need more testing. We need more data, and then we can decide how we go back into business.

  3. Gil Luria:

    It's not consumption that would be driving the deceleration of the Chinese economy -- to the extent that it's decelerating, it's more because of investment flowing down, it looks like the Chinese consumer is still strong and growing.

  4. Craig Johnson:

    Sales have been sluggish so far this year as most consumers are still buying close to need, what's worse is the marked deceleration from a year ago.

  5. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    The nervous system of philosophy fails, as in the neurons of philosophy, like the black holes of the cosmos, a quantum acceleration or deceleration of progress or regression.

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