- noun a machine which changes the velocity of an object and so increases its kinetic energy
- noun a substance which changes the speed at which a chemical reaction takes place
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- noun a chemical agent which makes a reaction happen more quickly, for instance in plastics production an additive which promotes the hardening process of resins.
- noun a pedal which controls the opening of the throttle
- A device which causes the acceleration of something.
- In computers, a hardware device which accelerates and/or enhances the performance of a system or subsystem.
- A device, such as a linac or cyclotron, in which charged particles are greatly accelerated to achieve high energies. Also called particle accelerator, or high-energy particle accelerator.
- synonymaccelerating electrode
- noun the theory that a change in demand for consumer goods will result in a greater change in demand for the capital goods used in their production
- noun a chemical such as borax, used to make photographic film develop more rapidly