accelerator
  • noun a machine which changes the velocity of an object and so increases its kinetic energy
  • noun a substance which changes the speed at which a chemical reaction takes place
  • A device which causes the acceleration of something.
  • In computers, a hardware device which accelerates and/or enhances the performance of a system or subsystem.
  • A device, such as a linac or cyclotron, in which charged particles are greatly accelerated to achieve high energies. Also called particle accelerator, or high-energy particle accelerator.
  • synonym accelerating electrode

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