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1. The rate of change of a moving body's velocity which has two components: speed and direction; so, a body's acceleration is altered by either a change in speed, a change in direction, or both.
2. The acceleration due to gravity, for instance, is 32 feet (9.8 meters) per second per second; means that for every second an object falls, its velocity is increasing, too.
1. A change in velocity which happens when something speeds up, slows down, or moves in a different direction.
2. The rate of change in velocity with respect to time.
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