Then her blasting discharges subsided to the power necessary to match exactly the Chicago's deceleration.
Casker nodded and punched a deceleration spiral into the ship's tape.
"No, we'll use our acceleration for pseudograv halfway, and deceleration the other half," Jacquemont told him.
The ship quivered for just a second as it shifted over into deceleration.
Their deceleration was like the pull of gravity, and now straight ahead seemed down.
Ekstrohm fingered loose the cinches of his deceleration couch.
You're the only member we have, who's inside the grounds here, who can stand the acceleration and deceleration.
In a few seconds the pressure of deceleration pushed at them.
At 25 miles high there was as horrible a vibration and as deadly a deceleration as at the air-graze.
Allowing for deceleration, three successive predictions of its landing point agreed.
1894, originally in railroading, coined from de- "do the opposite of" (see de-) + (ac)celeration.
Verily "deceleration" is a word which could only be coined by the Great Western. ["Engineering," Feb. 2, 1894]