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ac·cel·er·a·tor

 (ăk-sĕl′ə-rā′tər)
n.
1. A device, especially the gas pedal of a motor vehicle, for increasing speed.
2. Chemistry A substance that increases the speed of a reaction.
3. Physics A particle accelerator.
4. Business An organization that provides new businesses with mentoring, funding, and other services and resources, usually for a limited period of a few months, in exchange for equity.
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accelerator

(ækˈsɛləˌreɪtə)
n
1. (Automotive Engineering) a device for increasing speed, esp a pedal for controlling the fuel intake in a motor vehicle; throttle
2. (General Physics) physics Also called (not in technical usage): atom smasher a machine for increasing the kinetic energy of subatomic particles or atomic nuclei and focusing them on a target
3. (Chemistry) chem a substance that increases the speed of a chemical reaction, esp one that increases the rate of vulcanization of rubber, the rate of development in photography, the rate of setting of synthetic resins, or the rate of setting of concrete; catalyst
4. (Economics) (in an economy) the relationship between the rate of change in output or sales and the consequent change in the level of investment
5. (Anatomy) anatomy a muscle or nerve that increases the rate of a function
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ac•cel•er•a•tor

(ækˈsɛl əˌreɪ tər)

n.
1. a person or thing that accelerates.
2. a device, usu. operated by the foot, for controlling the speed of a motor vehicle engine.
3. a substance that increases the speed of a chemical change.
4. a muscle, nerve, or activating substance that quickens a movement.
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accelerator

gas pedal
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.accelerator - a pedal that controls the throttle valveaccelerator - a pedal that controls the throttle valve; "he stepped on the gas"
aeroplane, airplane, plane - an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets; "the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
foot lever, foot pedal, treadle, pedal - a lever that is operated with the foot
2.accelerator - a valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engineaccelerator - a valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine
fuel system - equipment in a motor vehicle or aircraft that delivers fuel to the engine
valve - control consisting of a mechanical device for controlling the flow of a fluid
3.accelerator - (chemistry) a substance that initiates or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affectedaccelerator - (chemistry) a substance that initiates or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
activator - (biology) any agency bringing about activation; a molecule that increases the activity of an enzyme or a protein that increases the production of a gene product in DNA transcription
biocatalyst - a biochemical catalyst such as an enzyme
enzyme - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
platinum black - a fine black powder of platinum; used as a catalyst in chemical reactions
4.accelerator - a scientific instrument that increases the kinetic energy of charged particlesaccelerator - a scientific instrument that increases the kinetic energy of charged particles
betatron, induction accelerator - accelerates a continuous beam of electrons to high speeds by means of the electric field produced by changing magnetic flux
charge-exchange accelerator - an accelerator in which high-energy ions escape from plasma following charge exchange
Cockcroft and Walton accelerator, Cockcroft and Walton voltage multiplier, Cockcroft-Walton accelerator, Cockcroft-Walton voltage multiplier - a high-voltage machine in which rectifiers charge capacitors that discharge and drive charged particles through an accelerating tube
collider - an accelerator in which two beams of particles are forced to collide head on
cyclotron - an accelerator that imparts energies of several million electron-volts to rapidly moving particles
linac, linear accelerator - ions are accelerated along a linear path by voltage differences on electrodes along the path
scientific instrument - an instrument used by scientists
storage ring - container consisting of a set of magnets set in a doughnut-shaped ring around which charged particles from an accelerator can be kept circulating until they are used
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Translations
دَوَّاسَة السُرْعَهمُعَجِّل
akcelerátorpedál plynu
gaspedalspeedergashåndtag
kaasupoljinkatalyyttikiihdytin
papučica za gas
gázpedálgyorsító
bensín-/eldsneytisgjafi
アクセル
가속기
akcelerátor
plin
gaspedalaccelerator
คันเร่ง
chân ga

accelerator

[ækˈseləreɪtəʳ] N (Aut) → acelerador m
to step on the acceleratorpisar el acelerador
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

accelerator

[ækˈsɛləreɪtər] n [vehicle] → accélérateur m accelerator pedalaccelerator pedal npédale f d'accélérateur
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

accelerator

n
(also accelerator pedal)Gaspedal nt, → Gas nt (inf); to step on the acceleratoraufs Gas treten or drücken (inf)
(Phys) → Beschleuniger m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

accelerator

[ækˈsɛləreɪtəʳ] n (Aut, Tech) → acceleratore m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

accelerate

(əkˈseləreit) verb
1. to increase speed. The driver accelerated to pass the other car.
2. to make (something) happen sooner. Worry accelerated his death.
acˌceleˈration noun
acˈcelerator noun
a pedal, lever etc that controls the speed or acceleration of a machine.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

accelerator

مُعَجِّل pedál plynu gaspedal Gaspedal γκάζι acelerador kiihdytin accélérateur papučica za gas acceleratore アクセル 가속기 gaspedaal gasspedal akcelerator acelerador педаль газа gaspedal คันเร่ง gaz pedalı chân ga 加速器
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ac·cel·er·a·tor

n. acelerador, sustancia o agente que tiene la propiedad de acelerar un proceso.
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