HyperDic: accelerator

English > 4 senses of the word accelerator:
NOUNartifactaccelerator, accelerator pedal, gas pedal, gas, throttle, guna pedal that controls the throttle valve
artifactaccelerator, throttle, throttle valvea valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine
substanceaccelerator, catalyst(chemistry) a substance that initiates or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected
artifactaccelerator, particle accelerator, atom smashera scientific instrument that increases the kinetic energy of charged particles
accelerator > pronunciation
Soundsaekseh'lerey.ter
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > accelerator: 4 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA pedal that controls the throttle valve.
Synonymsaccelerator pedal, gas pedal, gas, throttle, gun
Part ofairplane, aeroplane, planeAn aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets
car, auto, automobile, machine, motorcarA motor vehicle with four wheels
Broaderpedal, treadle, foot pedal, foot leverA lever that is operated with the foot
Spanishacelerador, chala, chancla, chancleta, chola, gas
Catalanaccelerador, gas
Verbsacceleratecause to move faster
English > accelerator: 4 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine.
Synonymsthrottle, throttle valve
Part offuel systemequipment in a motor vehicle or aircraft that delivers fuel to the engine
BroadervalveControl consisting of a mechanical device for controlling the flow of a fluid
Spanishacelerador, estrangulador, válvula reguladora
Catalanpapallona, vàlvula reguladora
Verbsacceleratecause to move faster
English > accelerator: 4 senses > noun 3, substance
Meaning(chemistry) a substance that initiates or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected.
Synonymcatalyst
Categorychemistry, chemical scienceThe science of matter
NarrowerbiocatalystA biochemical catalyst such as an enzyme
enzymeAny of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
platinum blackA fine black powder of platinum
Broaderactivator(biology) any agency bringing about activation
Oppositeanticatalyst(chemistry) a substance that retards a chemical reaction or diminishes the activity of a catalyst
Spanishacelerador, catalizador
Catalancatalitzador
English > accelerator: 4 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningA scientific instrument that increases the kinetic energy of charged particles.
Synonymsparticle accelerator, atom smasher
Partsstorage ringcontainer consisting of a set of magnets set in a doughnut-shaped ring around which charged particles from an accelerator can be kept circulating until they are used
NarrowerCockcroft and Walton accelerator, Cockcroft-Walton accelerator, Cockcroft and Walton voltage multiplier, Cockcroft-Walton voltage multiplierA high-voltage machine in which rectifiers charge capacitors that discharge and drive charged particles through an accelerating tube
betatron, induction acceleratoraccelerates a continuous beam of electrons to high speeds by means of the electric field produced by changing magnetic flux
charge-exchange acceleratorAn accelerator in which high-energy ions escape from plasma following charge exchange
colliderAn accelerator in which two beams of particles are forced to collide head on
cyclotronAn accelerator that imparts energies of several million electron-volts to rapidly moving particles
linear accelerator, linacions are accelerated along a linear path by voltage differences on electrodes along the path
Broaderscientific instrumentAn instrument used by scientists
Spanishacelerador de partículas, acelerador
Catalanaccelerador de partícules, accelerador

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