accelerator

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

  • First attested in 1611.
  • (motor vehicle): First attested in 1900.
  • accelerate +‎ -or

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /æk.ˈsɛl.ə.ˌɹeɪ.tɚ/, /æk.ˈsɛl.ə.ˌɹeɪt.ɚ/, /ɪk.ˈsɛl.ə.ˌɹeɪt.ɚ/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

accelerator (plural accelerators)

  1. One who, or that which, accelerates.
  2. A device for causing acceleration.
  3. (chemistry) A substance which speeds up chemical reactions.
  4. (vehicles) An accelerator pedal.
  5. (photography) A chemical that reduces development time.
  6. (physics) A device that accelerates charged subatomic particles.
  7. (physiology, medicine) A muscle or nerve that speed the performance of an action.
  8. (computing) accelerator key
    • 2002, Davis Howard Chapman, Sams Teach Yourself Visual C++ .NET in 21 Days (page 187)
      If they had allowed single-character accelerators, Windows wouldn't be able to determine whether the character was input or a shortcut.

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

accelerātor

  1. second-person singular future passive imperative of accelerō
  2. third-person singular future passive imperative of accelerō

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

accelerator c

  1. (chemistry) accelerator; a substance which speeds up chemical reactions.
  2. (physics) accelerator; a device which accelerates different kinds of particles to large velocities

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