Accelerator meaning

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A substance that increases the speed of a reaction.
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(physics) A device that accelerates charged subatomic particles.
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A device, especially the gas pedal of a motor vehicle, for increasing speed.
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A particle accelerator.
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A person or thing that accelerates or increases the speed of something.
  • A device, such as the foot throttle of an automobile, for increasing the speed of a machine.
  • A nerve or muscle that speeds up a body function.
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A substance that speeds up a reaction.
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A betatron, cyclotron, synchrotron, linear accelerator, or similar apparatus that accelerates charged particles to high energies: accelerators are used for experimental purposes.
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A chemical that speeds up developing.
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One who, or that which, accelerates.
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A device for causing acceleration.
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(chemistry) A substance which speeds up chemical reactions.
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(vehicles) An accelerator pedal.
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(photography) A chemical that reduces development time.
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(physiology, medicine) A muscle or nerve that speed the performance of an action.
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(computing) Accelerator key.
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Origin of accelerator

  • (motor vehicle): First attested in 1900.

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  • accelerate +‎ -or

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  • First attested in 1611.

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