# What is *acceleration*?

**Acceleration**is the rate of change of the velocity of an object with respect to time. It is therefore a vector quantity, just like velocity. Meaning that it includes both a magnitude (size) and a direction.

## Input

**Meters Per Square Second**is the base unit of acceleration in the International System of Units (SI).

## Output

**Galileo**is a unit of acceleration used extensively in the science of gravimetry. It is defined as 1 cm/s².