accelerator definition

  • noun:
    • A device, especially the gasoline pedal of a motor vehicle, for increasing rate.
    • Chemistry A substance that boosts the speed of a reaction.
    • Physics A particle accelerator.
    • a person who, or what, accelerates.
    • A device for causing acceleration.
    • A substance which increases chemical reactions.
    • An accelerator pedal.
    • A chemical that reduces development time.
    • a tool that accelerates charged subatomic particles.
    • A muscle or neurological that speed the overall performance of an action.
    • accelerator key
    • person who, or that which, accelerates. In addition as an adj..
    • a person who or whatever accelerates; a hastener.
    • a tool in a motor-car in which the operator may render inoperative the rate governor of this engine. If governor is associated with centrifugal kind, because the rate escalates the balls or loads fly outward contrary to the activity of a spring. The accelerator escalates the stress of this springtime or attracts the balls inwards right, so that the governor stops to behave to shut the throttle or regulate rate while the engine increases its quantity of revolutions over the restriction set by the normal tension regarding the springs.
    • a valve that regulates the way to obtain fuel to the motor
    • (biochemistry) a substance that initiates or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself becoming impacted
    • a scientific instrument that boosts the kinetic power of recharged particles
    • a pedal that manages the throttle valve

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