What does Accelerator mean?

Definitions for Accelerator
ækˈsɛl əˌreɪ tərAccel·er·a·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. accelerator, accelerator pedal, gas pedal, gas, throttle, gunnoun

    a pedal that controls the throttle valve

    "he stepped on the gas"

  2. accelerator, throttle, throttle valvenoun

    a valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine

  3. catalyst, acceleratornoun

    (chemistry) a substance that initiates or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected

  4. accelerator, particle accelerator, atom smashernoun

    a scientific instrument that increases the kinetic energy of charged particles


  1. acceleratornoun

    One who, or that which, accelerates.

  2. acceleratornoun

    A device for causing acceleration.

  3. acceleratornoun

    A substance which speeds up chemical reactions.

  4. acceleratornoun

    An accelerator pedal.

  5. acceleratornoun

    A chemical that reduces development time.

  6. acceleratornoun

    A device that accelerates charged subatomic particles.

  7. acceleratornoun

    A muscle or nerve that speed the performance of an action.

  8. Etymology: * First attested in 1611.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Acceleratornoun

    one who, or that which, accelerates. Also as an adj.; as, accelerator nerves


  1. Accelerator

    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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. accelerator

    A cannon in which several charges are successively fired to give an increasing velocity to the projectile while moving in the bore. See Multi-charge Gun.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Accelerator in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Accelerator in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Accelerator in a Sentence

  1. Stew Mathews:

    The guy jams the keys in the ignition, turns the car on, jams it (into) drive and mashes the accelerator. He wasn't slowly pulling away. (Tensing) feared for his life. He thought he was going to be sucked under the car that was pulling away from him. He thought he was going to get sucked under and killed.

  2. Kristina Hooper:

    It speaks to an assumption that the Fed is going to take its foot off the accelerator and that growth is not going to be that bad either.

  3. Mohamed El-Erian:

    We are going to see the Federal Reserve continue to try to very carefully ease its foot off the accelerator while the other three systemically important central banks - the ECB (European Central Bank), BOJ, PBOC (People's Bank of China) - are going to be pressing harder on the stimulus accelerator.

  4. Steve Pruett:

    We're going to ease back into the activity, not stomp on the accelerator, we’ve all sobered up.

  5. Patrick Moorhead:

    I think this is a good start for Qualcomm, but they have a lot to prove in the higher performance accelerator space.

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