What does accelerator mean?

Definitions for acceleratorækˈsɛl əˌreɪ tər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word accelerator.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. accelerator, accelerator pedal, gas pedal, gas, throttle, gun(noun)

    a pedal that controls the throttle valve

    "he stepped on the gas"

  2. accelerator, throttle, throttle valve(noun)

    a valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine

  3. catalyst, accelerator(noun)

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

  4. accelerator, particle accelerator, atom smasher(noun)

    a scientific instrument that increases the kinetic energy of charged particles


  1. accelerator(Noun)

    One who, or that which, accelerates.

  2. accelerator(Noun)

    A device for causing acceleration.

  3. accelerator(Noun)

    A substance which speeds up chemical reactions.

  4. accelerator(Noun)

    An accelerator pedal.

  5. accelerator(Noun)

    A chemical that reduces development time.

  6. accelerator(Noun)

    A device that accelerates charged subatomic particles.

  7. accelerator(Noun)

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

  8. Origin: * First attested in 1611.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accelerator(noun)

    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.


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Steve Pruett:

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

  2. Steve Pruett:

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

  3. Steve Sordello:

    While initial demand was solid, Lead Accelerator required more resources than anticipated to scale.

  4. Junichi Horiguchi:

    It's completely different over there, every month there are open innovation contests and (start-up) accelerator programmes.

  5. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bewkes:

    It's critical that we push on the accelerator because every day it becomes clearer that the trends we anticipated are happening.

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