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Answered 2013-11-16 04:39:52

No, acceleration is change in velocity. (And velocity is speed in a certain direction.)

If an object slows down, then it is changing velocity and thus accelerating. (In this case, the acceleration is negative.)

If an object changes direction, then it's velocity changes, so this is also acceleration. (This is centripetal acceleration.)

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