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Definition 1: a valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for accelerator in the sense of this definition

(accelerator is a kind of ...) control consisting of a mechanical device for controlling the flow of a fluid

(... is part of accelerator) equipment in a motor vehicle or aircraft that delivers fuel to the engine

Definition 2: a scientific instrument that increases the kinetic energy of charged particles - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for accelerator in the sense of this definition

(accelerator is a kind of ...) an instrument used by scientists

(... is a kind of accelerator ) accelerates a continuous beam of electrons to high speeds by means of the electric field produced by changing magnetic flux

(... is a kind of accelerator ) an accelerator in which high-energy ions escape from plasma following charge exchange

(... is a kind of accelerator ) a high-voltage machine in which rectifiers charge capacitors that discharge and drive charged particles through an accelerating tube

(... is a kind of accelerator ) an accelerator in which two beams of particles are forced to collide head on

(... is a kind of accelerator ) an accelerator that imparts energies of several million electron-volts to rapidly moving particles

(... is a kind of accelerator ) ions are accelerated along a linear path by voltage differences on electrodes along the path

(accelerator is a part of ...) container consisting of a set of magnets set in a doughnut-shaped ring around which charged particles from an accelerator can be kept circulating until they are used

Definition 3: a pedal that controls the throttle valve - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where accelerator or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he stepped on the gas

Synonyms for accelerator in the sense of this definition

(accelerator is a kind of ...) a lever that is operated with the foot

(... is part of accelerator) an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets

"the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"

(... is part of accelerator) a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine

"he needs a car to get to work"

Definition 4: (chemistry) a substance that initiates or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for accelerator in the sense of this definition

(accelerator is a kind of ...) (biology) any agency bringing about activation; a molecule that increases the activity of an enzyme or a protein that increases the production of a gene product in DNA transcription

(... is a kind of accelerator ) a biochemical catalyst such as an enzyme

(... is a kind of accelerator ) any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions

(... is a kind of accelerator ) a fine black powder of platinum; used as a catalyst in chemical reactions

(accelerator belongs to category ...) the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions

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