Definition of accelerometer in English:


Line breaks: ac¦cel¦er|om¦eter
Pronunciation: /əkˌsɛləˈrɒmɪtə


  • An instrument for measuring the acceleration of a moving or vibrating body.
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    • In addition, NASA's second redesigned tank has been outfitted with temperature sensors and accelerometers, used to measure vibration.
    • A monitoring system, including tension sensors, accelerometers, and deformation gauges, will be put in place for purposes of bridge maintenance.
    • The accelerometer is used to measure shocks and vibration caused by road roughness while the GPS unit records the truck position.

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