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Definitions for accelerator
ækˈsɛl əˌreɪ tərac·cel·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. Harley Earl:

    I remember him stepping on the accelerator, i remember the roar of the engine. I remember the smile that spread across my face when he'd go fast ... and slow down ... and go through an S turn. It's a feeling I only had once in my lifetime. And it was a great feeling.

  2. Tom Forte:

    If they are stepping on the accelerator, that means they like what they're seeing, and it's worthy of more investment.

  3. Raghuram Rajan:

    With many central banks with their foots firmly pressed on the accelerator, the variety of new aggressive monetary policies, it's not clear that we've really benefited tremendously, to some extent we may have reduced the room for other policies or reduced the incentives for other policies. We're not quite sure what the fundamental value of any asset is.

  4. David Kelly:

    The danger with one-party government going into 2021 is we'd potentially overheat the economy, it's very easy to hit the accelerator( on stimulus). But the question is whether the car would have any brakes.

  5. Steve Sordello:

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

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