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A hastening; a shortening of the time until some event takes place.

A person who has the right to take possession of property at some future time may have that right accelerated if the present holder loses his or her legal right to the property. If a life estate fails for any reason, the remainder is accelerated.

The principle of acceleration can be applied when it becomes clear that one party to a contract is not going to perform his or her obligations. Anticipatory Repudiation, or the possibility of future breach, makes it possible to move the right to remedies back to the time of repudiation rather than to wait for the time when performance would be due and an actual breach would occur.


n. 1) speeding up the time when there is vesting (absolute ownership) of an interest in an estate, when the interest in front of it is terminated earlier than expected; 2) in a contract or promissory note when the payment of debt is moved up to the present time due to some event like non-payment of an installment or sale of the property which secures the debt. (See: acceleration clause, vest)


noun dispatch, expedition, expediiious performance, hastening, hurrying, increase of speed, quickening, shortening of time, speedup, spurt, stepping up a pace
Associated concepts: acceleration clause, acceleration doccrine, acceleration of a testamentary gift, acceleration of payments, acceleration of remainders
See also: boom, haste, increase
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In particular, the analysis focuses attention on the influence of nonstandard inertial forces involved in the moving system mass description arising from Coriolis acceleration and centripetal acceleration.
When combined with Newton's second law this leads to the idea that a body in circular motion is subject to a constant acceleration towards the centre called centripetal acceleration.
At this stage, Clark calculated that their bodies undergo centripetal accelerations reaching 10 g - a force equivalent to 10 times the gravitational pull of Earth.
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Centripetal accelerations in excess of 300,000 g induce sedimentation, and the process is followed optically by a light beam that runs through the length of the sample cell.