Associations to the word «Accelerator»


ACCELERATOR, noun. One who, or that which, accelerates.
ACCELERATOR, noun. A device for causing acceleration.
ACCELERATOR, noun. (chemistry) A substance which speeds up chemical reactions.
ACCELERATOR, noun. (vehicle) An accelerator pedal.
ACCELERATOR, noun. (photography) A chemical that reduces development time.
ACCELERATOR, noun. (physics) A device that accelerates charged subatomic particles.
ACCELERATOR, noun. (physiology) (medical) A muscle or nerve that speed the performance of an action.
ACCELERATOR, noun. (computing) accelerator key
ACCELERATOR KEY, noun. (computing) A keyboard shortcut.
ACCELERATOR KEYS, noun. Plural of accelerator key
ACCELERATOR MASS SPECTROMETRY, noun. (physics) A form of mass spectrometry in which ions are accelerated to extraordinarily high kinetic energies before mass analysis.

Dictionary definition

ACCELERATOR, noun. A pedal that controls the throttle valve; "he stepped on the gas".
ACCELERATOR, noun. A valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine.
ACCELERATOR, noun. (chemistry) a substance that initiates or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected.
ACCELERATOR, noun. A scientific instrument that increases the kinetic energy of charged particles.

Wise words

Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say "infinitely" when you mean "very"; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.
C. S. Lewis