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accelerator
n. gas pedal of a motor vehicle; (Computers) expansion card or other hardware item that accelerates specific computer operations (such as the processing of graphics, floating-point calculations, etc.)

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accelerator

Noun
1. a pedal that controls the throttle valve; "he stepped on the gas"
(synonym) accelerator pedal, gas pedal, gas, throttle, gun
(hypernym) pedal, treadle, foot pedal, foot lever
(part-holonym) car, auto, automobile, machine, motorcar
(derivation) accelerate, speed, speed up
2. a valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine
(synonym) throttle, throttle valve
(hypernym) valve
(part-holonym) fuel system
(derivation) accelerate, speed, speed up
3. (chemistry) a substance that initiates or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected
(synonym) catalyst
(hypernym) activator
(hyponym) biocatalyst
(classification) chemistry, chemical science
4. a scientific instrument that increases the kinetic energy of charged particles
(synonym) particle accelerator, atom smasher
(hypernym) scientific instrument
(hyponym) betatron, induction accelerator
(part-meronym) storage ring


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accelerator
n. pedál plynu

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accelerator
Rzecz. pedał gazu


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