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[ak-sel-uh-rom-i-ter] /ækˌsɛl əˈrɒm ɪ tər/
an instrument for measuring acceleration, as of aircraft or guided missiles.
Origin of accelerometer
1900-05; acceler(ation) + -o- + -meter Unabridged
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  • The accelerometer climbed higher and higher, and he felt as though he could hardly move his hands to the proper switches.

    The Man Who Hated Mars Gordon Randall Garrett
  • But I wasnt really to find out what that accelerometer was for until I used it.

    Test Pilot David Goodger (
  • I knew that the accelerometer was to indicate the force of the pull-outs.

    Test Pilot David Goodger (
  • At eight thousand feet on the altimeter I shifted my gaze to the accelerometer and horsed.

    Test Pilot David Goodger (
  • For an instant, the accelerometer hovered at twelve G, and slipped toward thirteen.

    The Scarlet Lake Mystery Harold Leland Goodwin
British Dictionary definitions for accelerometer


an instrument for measuring acceleration, esp of an aircraft or rocket
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