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Definition of the noun accelerator

What does accelerator mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: accelerators

  1. a pedal that controls the throttle valve
  2. a valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of accelerator: throttle / throttle valve
    • more generic word: valve = control consisting of a mechanical device for controlling the flow of a fluid
    • part of: fuel system = equipment in a motor vehicle or aircraft that delivers fuel to the engine
  3. (chemistry) a substance that initiates or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected
    • domain: chemical science / chemistry
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonym of accelerator: catalyst
    • more generic word: activator = any agency bringing about activation
    • more specific terms:
      • 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
  4. a scientific instrument that increases the kinetic energy of charged particles

Alternative definition of the noun accelerator


  1. One who, or that which, accelerates.
  2. A device for causing acceleration.
  3. A substance which speeds up chemical reactions.
  4. An accelerator pedal.


Accelerator is a fictional character from To Aru Majutsu no Index.


  1. "Accelerator" is the debut album by British electronica group The Future Sound of London. It is widely regarded as their most "club-oriented" album in that almost all the tracks have a sonic, dance-friendly vibe and it does not contain much of their later, more off-beat, complex, ambient techniques.
  2. "Accelerator" is the seventh studio album by Royal Trux. It was released in 1998.
    • genre: Rock music
    • released on (17 years ago)
  3. "Accelerator" is a progressive-rock album by Bjørn Lynne.
  4. "Accelerator" is a musical single of JS Ten.
    • released in (13 years ago)
  5. "Accelerator" is a musical single of Primal Scream.
    • released in (16 years ago)
  6. "ACCELERATOR" is a musical album of D_Drive.
    • released in (5 years ago)
  7. "Accelerator" is a musical album of Faith and Fire.
    • released in (10 years ago)
  8. "Accelerator" is a composition.
  9. "Accelerator" is a composition.


"Accelerator" is a video game.

  • developer: SPC Vision BV
  • genres: Racing video game, Action game
  • publisher: SPC Vision BV


  1. Accelerator: Accelerators are a form of selection-based search which allow a user to invoke an online service from any other page using only the mouse introduced by Microsoft in Internet Explorer 8. Actions such as selecting the text or other objects will give users access to the usable Accelerator services, which can then be invoked with the selected object. According to Microsoft, Accelerators eliminate the need to copy and paste content between web pages. IE8 specifies an XML-based encoding which allows a web application or web service to be invoked as an Accelerator service. How the service will be invoked and for what categories of content it will show up are specified in the XML file. Similarities have been drawn between Accelerators and the controversial smart tags feature experimented with in the IE 6 Beta but withdrawn after criticism.
  2. The Accelerator is a collection of development solutions for IBM i and Windows platforms using LANSA, and/or Microsoft .Net technologies provided by Surround Technologies. The Accelerator development architecture is a tool for building Windows and Web apps within a structured framework.
  3. Accelerator is a data parallel library being developed by Microsoft Research. It allows data parallel programs to be written that run on the GPU. It utilizes the DirectX runtime and shader programs to communicate with the GPU. The public API of the library is exposed using managed code.
  4. Accelerator is a TV Spot.
    • award:
      • Clio Award for Film nomination for RKCR/Y&R
      • Clio Award for Film, received by RKCR/Y&R

Phrases with Accelerator

Phrases starting with the word Accelerator:

  1. Accelerator Key
  2. accelerator pedal
  3. accelerator factor
  4. Accelerator mass spectrometry

Phrases ending with the word Accelerator:

  1. linear accelerator
  2. Plasma Accelerator
  3. proton accelerator
  4. electron accelerator
  5. particle accelerator
  6. induction accelerator
  7. prothrombin accelerator
  8. Laser-Plasma Accelerator
  9. charge-exchange accelerator
  10. cockcroft-walton accelerator
  11. microwave linear accelerator
  12. Plasma Wakefield Accelerator
  13. cockcroft and walton accelerator

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Accelerator

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Google previewReliability and Performance with IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator V4.1 (2015)

by Paolo Bruni, Jason Arnold, Leticia Cruz, Jeff Feinsmith, Willie Favero, Anna Griner, James Guo, Chris Harlander, Johannes Kern, Ravi Kumar, Ruiping Li, Andy Perkins, Jonathan Sloan, Steve Speller, Dino Tonelli, IBM Redbooks

Incremental update for the IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator is a specific implementation of a change data capture scenario.

The network between System z and DB2 Analytics Accelerator is a dedicated 10 GB per second (GBps) connection, which we have not seen...

Google previewPET (2004)

Molecular Imaging and Its Biological Applications by Michael E. Phelps

ACCELERATORS An accelerator is a device that produces a well-defined, high- energy beam of charged particles with a high-beam intensity.12 Production of radioisotopes involves a collision between a positively charged particle and the ...

Google previewParallel Methods for VLSI Layout Design (1996)

by Si. Pi Ravikumār

A Hardware accelerator is a special-purpose parallel computer which executes a single algorithm.

Therefore, when performance is the only consideration, a hardware accelerator is the best computing platform for an algorithm.

Google previewBlackBerry for Work (2010)

Productivity for Professionals by Kunal Mittal, Shikha Gupta, Neeraj Gupta

Accelerator. An EMOBISTUDIO product, NetworkAcc—Mobile Network Accelerator is an application that helps you to boost your mobile ...

Google previewPrinciples of Physics, A Calculus-Based Text (2016)

by CTI Reviews

A particle accelerator is a device that uses electromagnetic fields to propel charged particles ...

Google previewX-Ray Lasers 2008 (2009)

Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers, 17-22 August 2008, Belfast, UK by Ciaran Lewis, Dave Riley

Introduction Laser-wakefield accelerator is a promising candidate for a compact electron accelerator. Very high ...

Google previewThe UFO Experience Reconsidered (2008)

Science and Speculation by Moon Books Schooner Moon Books, Robert L. Mason

Briefly, a linear accelerator is a segmented tube of individual cavities with a gun at one end and a target at the other. the gun is heated up and boils off a stream of ...

Google previewCausality (2014)

Philosophical Theory meets Scientific Practice by Phyllis Illari, Federica Russo

We press the accelerator first, and then the car accelerates, so the pressing of the accelerator is the cause. The details of such arguments are not important to understand Price's views—except that Price thinks that they cannot work at the ...

Google previewFarm Mechanics; Farm Machinery and Power Equipment, Farm Buildings-farm Management (1921)

A new accelerator has been devised which is a radical departure from previous types. It has but three working partsI and involves only 'hree parts of the car: the handle throttle. carburetor lever, and toe board. Thu accelerator is a complete unit, ...

Google previewRadiographic Photography and Imaging Processes (2012)

by D.J. Jenkins

the accelerator is a sodium or potassium salt—the accelerator is discussed below). The accelerator is only slightly depleted and, far more important, the bromide content of the developer solution is increased. Since the inorganic restrainer ...

Google previewParallel Computational Fluid Dynamics (2014)

25th International Conference, ParCFD 2013, Changsha, China, May 20-24, 2013. Revised Selected Papers by Kenli Li, Zheng Xiao, Yan Wang, Jiayi Du, Keqin Li

as computational accelerator is a massively multi-threaded architecture and then is widely used for graphical, and general purpose computations, such as molecular dynamics simulations and computational ...

Google previewPrinceton Alumni Weekly (1957)

The new accelerator is a natural extension of Princeton's long-term interest in high-energy physics. Perhaps the first important landmark in this interest was the invention, in 1929, by Professor R. ]. Van de Graaff of the generator that now bears ...

Google previewThe Physics of Materials (1997)

How Science Improves Our Lives by Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

carried out using particle accelerators. In condensed-matter physics,one does the reverse: the analog ofthe accelerator is the refrigerator.

Google previewThe Social Science Encyclopedia (2003)

by Adam Kuper

multiplier, which relates output to changes in investment, the accelerator models investment as determined hy changes in output. As the principle that investment responds to the changes in output which imply ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of SDI (1988)

by Harry Waldman

optics • High current • Single pass extraction • High output power density accelerator, collective-effect: A still theoretical accelerator conceived to achieve high-current and high-energy proton acceleration. It would require large charge densities ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of 20th-Century Technology (2005)

by Colin Hempstead, William Worthington

Fry's accelerator was driven by a magnetron, and produced a beam of 0.5 megaelectron volt electrons towards the end of 1946. The British linear accelerator was soon adopted by hospitals for cancer therapy, with the first patient treated in ...

Google previewDictionary of International Economics Terms (2006)

by John Owen Edward Clark

accelerator coefficient A factor that indicates how a change in output affects investment, which depends on such things as the price of labour, the amount of spare capacity (if any) ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Nuclear Physics and its Applications (2013)

by Reinhard Stock

Details on current developments can be found in the proceedings of the biannual US Particle Accelerator Conferences (PACs) published for many years as part of the IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, and recently as IEEE Conference ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Modern Economics (1983)

by D. W. Pearce

Multiplier—Accelerator Interaction suggests that the idle resources that are employed to increase income by some multiple of the original injection are immediately forthcoming, at an exogenously determined price. The multiplier is an essential ...

Google previewMosby's Dental Dictionary (2013)

by Mosby

accelerator (aksel′ərātur), n 1. a substance that increases rapidity of action or function. n 2. a catalyst or other substance that hastens a chemical reaction (e.g., NaCl added to water and plaster to hasten ...

Google previewDictionary of Biology (1999)

by Bill Indge

cardiac accelerator nerve: a nerve that increases the rate at which the heart beats.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (1978)

Volume 9 - Generative Epistemology of Problem Solving to Laplace and Geometric Transforms by Jack Belzer, Albert G. Holzman, Allen Kent

Around an accelerator, depending on it to produce particles, there may be 5 to 30 experiments . The accelerator continues to present particles to these installations 24 hr/day . In most accelerators the pulse has a definite, intentional structure; ...

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The pattern of things was that each of the research students would be doing some particular experiment on the accelerator, often involving the building of counters or a system like that. (John Henry Carver)
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The value of this 11-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.


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