• WordNet 3.6
    • n accelerometer an instrument for measuring the acceleration of aircraft or rockets
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Accelerometer An apparatus for measuring the velocity imparted by gunpowder.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n accelerometer An instrument for measuring the force required to start a train and keep it going and the centrifugal force when the train rounds a curve. The instrument consists of two glass vessels connected by a tube, one containing a liquid such as mercury and the other red alcohol. Amer. Inventor, July 15, 1904, p. 312.
    • n accelerometer An apparatus for showing by direct registry the law of the movement, in the function of time, of a piston subjected to the action of powder gases.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Acceler,ate + -meter,


In literature:

The delicate accelerometers and inertial guidance components did all the piloting until the second stage kicked us loose.
"The Trouble with Telstar" by John Berryman
For an instant, the accelerometer hovered at twelve G, and slipped toward thirteen.
"The Scarlet Lake Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
It looked something like a speedometer and was called an accelerometer.
"Test Pilot" by Jimmy Collins

In news:

Thanks to its built-in accelerometers and touch sensitivity, the iPad became both a game screen and a game controller.
To enable next-generation sensing applications, the sensor industry is moving toward a goal of measuring 10 axes: a three axis accelerometer, three axis gyroscope, three axis magnetometer, and a pressure sensor.
Almost all smartphones contain accelerometers that can detect and record movement.
Analog Devices Inc has introduced what the company claims is the industry's first MEMS accelerometer with min /max offset sensitivity over the full temperature range.
Oakley 's Airwave goggle features Bluetooth and GPS technology as well as a gyroscope and accelerometer.
Harvard professor George Whitesides developed the paper accelerometers using chromatography paper , tiny sliver and carbon contact pads, and vinyl stencils.
Harvard's Four-Cent Paper Accelerometer Could Make Motion Sensing Ubiquitous.
Unlike apps that simply record your run, the Pear offers real-time coaching based on feedback from a shoe-mounted accelerometer and a heart-rate strap.
Boston's 'Street Bump' App Tries To Automatically Map Potholes With Accelerometers and GPS.
Smartphone Accelerometers Could Be Used To Eavesdrop On Nearby Devices.
The FY-30A uses a three-axis gyro and three-axis accelerometer for inertial sensing.
MEMS accelerometers and gyroscopes are ideal feedback sensing elements for many types of platform control and stabilization systems.
Triaxial Accelerometers Are Tailored for Low-to-Medium Frequency Applications.
Mechanical diagnosis with the Fluke 810 begins when the user places the Fluke triaxial TEDS accelerometer on the machine under test .
As the machine under test operates, the accelerometer detects its vibration along three planes of movement and transmits that information to the Fluke 810.

In science:

These instances were generated by adding variations t o the accelerometer component lengths, widths and relative angles.
Specification Test Compaction for Analog Circuits and MEMS
Similar t o th e example, th e number of device instances generated was limited by amount of CPU time required by Spectre t o simulate an accelerometer instance.
Specification Test Compaction for Analog Circuits and MEMS
Table 2 lists th e accelerometer specifications t h a t are tested at th e three temperatures.
Specification Test Compaction for Analog Circuits and MEMS
The accelerometer yield is 77.4% and 79.3% for th e training and test da ta , respectively.
Specification Test Compaction for Analog Circuits and MEMS
MEMS accelerometer shows significant tes t compaction can be achieved with very low yield loss and defect escape due t o prediction error.
Specification Test Compaction for Analog Circuits and MEMS