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EtymologyEdit

  • First attested in 1611.
  • (motor vehicle): First attested in 1900.
  • accelerate +‎ -or

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /æk.ˈsɛl.ə.ˌɹeɪ.tɚ/, /æk.ˈsɛl.ə.ˌɹeɪt.ɚ/, /ɪk.ˈsɛl.ə.ˌɹeɪt.ɚ/
  • (file)

NounEdit

accelerator (plural accelerators)

  1. One who, or that which, accelerates.
  2. A device for causing acceleration.
  3. (chemistry) A substance which speeds up chemical reactions.
  4. (vehicles) A pedal causing the vehicle to accelerate when it is pressed.
  5. (photography) A chemical that reduces development time.
  6. (physics) A device that accelerates charged subatomic particles.
  7. (physiology, medicine) A muscle or nerve that speed the performance of an action.
  8. (computing) An accelerator key.
    • 2002, Davis Howard Chapman, Sams Teach Yourself Visual C++ .NET in 21 Days (page 187)
      If they had allowed single-character accelerators, Windows wouldn't be able to determine whether the character was input or a shortcut.
  9. (historical) A light van to take mails between a post office and a railway station.

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(accelerator pedal):

(accelerates subatomic particles):

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NounEdit

accelerator c

  1. (chemistry) accelerator; a substance which speeds up chemical reactions.
  2. (physics) accelerator; a device which accelerates different kinds of particles to large velocities

DeclensionEdit

Declension of accelerator 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative accelerator acceleratorn acceleratorer acceleratorerna
Genitive accelerators acceleratorns acceleratorers acceleratorernas