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It is a riddle (Posted on 2005-04-13) Difficulty: 1 of 5
It is a riddle.
It is the strongest force,
to resist your force,
and yet it is not a force.
It never accelerates,
but it is always moving.
It never rests, and
it never gets tired.
It has been defined many ways,
but no one can quite capture it.
What is it?

See The Solution Submitted by Michael Cottle    
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A list of sites. | Comment 55 of 86 |

These sites all contain "to change the velocity of" as definitions of 'accelerate':

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accelerate
http://www.encyclopedia.com/searchpool.asp?target=%22velocity%22
http://www.yourdictionary.com/ahd/a/a0037400.html
http://www.bartleby.com/cgi-bin/texis/webinator/ahdsearch?search_type=enty&query=accelerate&db=ahd
http://www.bartleby.com/61/74/A0037400.html
http://www.infoplease.com/dictionary/accelerate
http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=accelerate
http://www-spof.gsfc.nasa.gov/stargaze/Sgloss.htm#q1
http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/features/dictionary/DictionaryResults.aspx?refid=1861583208

These sites all contain "Vector quantity with speed and direction" or something similar for 'velocity':

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Velocity
http://www.yourdictionary.com/ahd/v/v0048400.html
http://www.bartleby.com/cgi-bin/texis/webinator/sitesearch?FILTER=col61&query=velocity
http://encarta.msn.com/dictionary_/velocity.html
http://www.infoplease.com/ipd/A0725205.html
http://www.bartleby.com/59/19/velocity.html
http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=velocity
http://www.askoxford.com/concise_oed/velocity?view=uk
http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/features/dictionary/DictionaryResults.aspx?refid=1861732191
http://www.bartleby.com/61/84/V0048400.html
http://www.onelook.com/?other=web1913&w=Velocity
http://machaut.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/WEBSTER.sh?WORD=velocity
http://www.allwords.com/query.php?SearchType=3&Keyword=velocity&goquery=Find+it%21&Language=ENG
http://www.bartleby.com/65/ve/velocity.html
http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/refpages/RefArticle.aspx?refid=761569338
http://www.encyclopedia.com/searchpool.asp?target=%22velocity%22
http://www-spof.gsfc.nasa.gov/stargaze/Sgloss.htm#q91
http://nedwww.ipac.caltech.edu/level5/Glossary/Glossary_V.html
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/glossary/indexv.shtml#velocity

Surely, these valuable resources can't all be wrong.


  Posted by Dustin on 2005-04-29 04:14:48
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