[EXCELLENT] Hugo winner Charles Stross' novels--more than a dozen in all--include Halting State ([EXCELLENT] Mar/Apr 2008), Rule 34 ([EXCELLENT] Mar/Apr 2012), Accelerando (2005), and Singularity Sky (2003).
What does ACCEL stand for?
ACCEL stands for Accelerando (Music, Gradually Increasing in Speed)
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We have 7 other meanings of ACCEL in our Acronym Attic
- Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art
- Associate Certified Corporate Executive Accountant (membership grade; Association of Certified Project Accountants)
- Association of Certified Corporate Executive Accountants (Delaware)
- Atlantic County Council of Education Associations (Egg Harbor City, NJ)
- American Chinese Culture Exchange Center
- Association Canadienne des Commissaires d'écoles Catholiques (Canadian Catholic School Trustees' Association)
- Asociación para la Acreditación y Certificación en Ciencias Sociales (Spanish: Association for the Accreditation and Certification in Social Sciences; Mexico)
- Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors
- Association of Cornell Cooperative Extension Employees (Ithaca, NY)
- American Chemistry Council Ethylene Glycol Ethers Panel
- Allegheny College Center for Experiential Learning (Meadville, PA)
- American College of Cardiology Extended Learning
- Authority for California Cities Excess Liability (San Francisco, CA)
- Automated Circuit Card Etching Layout (electrical engineering)
- American Council for Collaboration in Education and Language Study
- A Crohn's Disease Clinical Trial Evaluating Infliximab in a New Long-Term Treatment Regimen (biologic therapy study)
- ASN.1 Coprocessor Cell for European Networking Technology
- Association of Centres of Excellence in Foreign Language Training
Samples in periodicals archive:
Apropos of life in Rome, his tempo veers dizzily between relaxed and accelerando, more often in the latter lane, propelled by buoyant Italian pop hits like the kick off, "Volare.
You can also give the illusion of a slight accelerando to the longer note in a strong rhythmic position.
These mighty paragraphs were well built, though the occasional accelerando seemed inappropriate.
Gli autori attribuiscono questo dato alla concessione del carico in tempi rapidi, che favorisce un veloce ritorno alle attivita funzionali accelerando i tempi di recupero.
There was also a frenetic William Tell Overture by Rossini where conductor John Wilson produced a pronounced accelerando at the end, bringing the piece to a breathless conclusion - and it all started so sedately with the raw sentimentality of the lower strings at the outset.
Surprisingly, there was room for an accelerando, where both performers kept up with each other with finesse.
Very often, the architecture of a poem as a whole is determined by the gradual shift from the first of these techniques to the second, a crescendo and accelerando (sometimes cut off at climax, sometimes allowed to ebb) that become predictable.