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    im just wondering guys where the words acceleration and velocity originated from and i wonder if anyone can help me to understand the way they are used in physics to the way they are used in everyday life.. its just we use it sooo much in physics and im just in tht kind of pfilisophical type mood and i wondered if anyone can help me with this...im one of those ppl who once they get a question i must find the answer to it and well if anyone can help me ull be saving me a lot of sleepless hours
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    hmm.. not really sure what you mean with regards to the difference between their uses in physics and everyday life...
    velocity is the speed of something in a certain direction and acceleration is the rate of change of velocity.
    as for the origins - I've no idea, sorry
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    Complete guess but probably Latin roots (although velos sounds more Greek). But probably some of those old science guys.
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    Velocity (from Wiktionary):
    Etymology

    From Latin velocitas, speed, from velox, fast
    Acceleration (from Wiktionary):
    Etymology

    Latin acceleratio; compare French accélération
 
 
 
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