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accelerometer

Syllabification: ac·cel·er·om·e·ter
Pronunciation: /əkˌseləˈrämədər
 
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Definition of accelerometer in English:

noun

An instrument for measuring acceleration, typically that of an automobile, ship, aircraft, or spacecraft, or that involved in the vibration of a machine, building, or other structure.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

early 20th century: from accelerate + -meter.

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