Catalytic force

that form of chemical energy formerly supposed to determine catalysis.

See also: Catalytic

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Deloitte's Social Impact practice Deloitte's social impact practice helps clients in the public, private and social sectors become a catalytic force to meet the world's greatest societal challenges.
He noted that education is also catalytic force to achieve other MDGs, including the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger and achieving gender equality, as it provides millions of young people with a chance to start a career and fulfil their aspirations.
Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation, Gunilla Carlsson stressed that "increased access to clean water supplies and sanitation is an important catalytic force for development.
Like Pedroia, Andrews was a catalytic force at the top of the batting order, a second baseman who had a knack for making big plays in the field at key times in a game, and a contact hitter with some pop in his bat.
Brown was the catalytic force that helped us gel rid of American apartheid, or legally enforced racial separation.
5] Berzelius' idea of catalytic force recalls the "Vital Force" of the alchemists, who deemed a trace amount of an essential substance necessary to effect the transformation of a much larger quantity of base lead into gold.
Although no longer the global force it used to be, as competitors for markets and resources emerge in Europe and Asia, the United States is still the world's only superpower, "the only country with the preparation and experience to act for good or evil as a catalytic force in international affairs.
It shows also that the salvation of a people can come from an outside catalytic force that makes all the good things in their past - often too familiar, taken for granted, and fossifized - new again.
OpenVG fills a distinct gap in the standards spectrum, as accelerated vector graphics is an idea whose time has come; and it is fascinating that the catalytic force came from within the handheld space," said Neil Trevett, president of the Khronos Group and senior vice president of market development at 3Dlabs.
Additionally, the Institute's long track record of facilitating high impact peer-learning experiences, and ability to convene leaders tackling big issues positions us to be a catalytic force in helping scale social enterprises.
Today, with University of Miami as a partner, we are deepening our capability to drive change, raise awareness and be a catalytic force for change in the quality of basic education.
A major catalytic force in the city, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity.