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What does ACCEL stand for?

ACCEL stands for Accelerando (Music, Gradually Increasing in Speed)

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[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).
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.
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.