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- First attested in 1611.
- (motor vehicle): First attested in 1900.
- accelerate + -or
accelerator (plural accelerators)
- One who, or that which, accelerates.
- The Second World War is said to have been a great accelerator for many scientific findings.
- A device for causing acceleration.
- (chemistry) A substance which speeds up chemical reactions.
- (vehicles) A pedal causing the vehicle to accelerate when it is pressed.
- As soon as you get onto the slipway, push the accelerator.
- (photography) A chemical that reduces development time.
- (physics) A device that accelerates charged subatomic particles; a particle accelerator.
- (physiology, medicine) A muscle or nerve that speeds the performance of an action.
- (computing) An 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.
- (computing) A computer component using dedicated hardware to accelerate the processing and display of graphics.
- (historical) A light van to take mails between a post office and a railway station.
(accelerates subatomic particles):
- accelerator card, (computers): a device that speeds up computer processing
- accelerator key, (computers): a key which a user can press to activate a menu or other element
- accelerator nerves, (physiology): nerves that speed up a bodily function
- accelerator pedal, (automotive): a pedal used to control a vehicle's speed
- particle accelerator
- accelerator mass spectrometry
- laser-plasma accelerator
- plasma accelerator
- plasma wakefield accelerator
one who, or that which, accelerates
device for causing acceleration
substance which speeds up chemical reactions
photography: chemical that reduces development time
physics: device that accelerates charged particles — See also translations at particle accelerator
physiology, medical: muscle or nerve that accelerates an action
computing: accelerator key — see accelerator key
program for startup companies
From French accélérateur. Equivalent to accelera + -tor.
accelerator m or n (feminine singular acceleratoare, masculine plural acceleratori, feminine and neuter plural acceleratoare)
Declension of accelerator
- (chemistry) accelerator; a substance which speeds up chemical reactions.
- (physics) accelerator; a device which accelerates different kinds of particles to large velocities
|Declension of accelerator|
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