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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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Eqs 4-6 demonstrate that the angular acceleration components require knowledge of the angular velocity terms.
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With regard to other data estimated by numerical calculus, future works may lead on assessing accuracy of the angular acceleration derived through numerical differentiation of the measured VEL.
The vestibular stimuli applied in this study were repetitive short-duration rotatory movements (stepwise angular accelerations, clockwise [CW] and counterclockwise [CCW] in consecutive trials) of the subject's entire body around a vertical axis, The onset of the positive acceleration served as a trigger impulse for averaging the EEG segments.
Thread hair receptors, which respond to fluid displacements in the statocyst, have been shown to have their spontaneous activity and sensitivity to angular acceleration modula ted by small changes in hydrostatic pressure (Fraser and Macdonald, 1994; Macdonald and Fraser, 1999).
An ANOVA of average angular acceleration indicated main effects for time delay, F (1, 7) = 9.
The angular acceleration is achieved by the pushing force generated by the right leg and driving the ball down through the low point by keeping the shoulder low.
While receptor hair cells in the ampullae of the semi-circular canals respond to rotatory or angular acceleration of the head, the utricle and saccule (collectively referred to as the `otoliths') respond to linear acceleration (including linear acceleration by gravity).
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The CDF is an evolved damping force in a linear function of the half-car body pitch angular acceleration and only supplements the front and rear quarter-car suspension damper forces with the same magnitude but an inverse phase.