accelerometer etymology

English word accelerometer comes from English accelerate, English -meter (Used to form the names of measuring devices.)

Detailed word origin of accelerometer

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
accelerate English (eng) (rare) Accelerated; quickened; hastened; hurried. (intransitive) Grow; increase.. (intransitive) To become faster; to begin to move more quickly.. (obsolete). (transitive) To cause to move faster; to quicken the motion of; to add to the speed of.. (transitive) To hasten, as the occurrence of an event.. (transitive) To quicken the natural or ordinary progression or process of.. (transitive, [...]
-meter English (eng) Used to form the names of measuring devices.
accelerometer English (eng) An instrument for measuring acceleration.. An instrument made for detecting and measuring vibrations.

Words with the same origin as accelerometer

Descendants of accelerate
accelerant acceleratable accelerative accelerator linac
Descendants of -meter
altimeter arthrometer barometer calorimeter calorimetry dioptometer dynamometer fluorometer geoboard geometry glucometer hodometer holometer inclinometer lucimeter pantometer photopolarimeter pulsimeter spectrometer symmetry tachometer tiltmeter trig trigonometry