Accelerator

All possible synonyms of the word Accelerator as well as its hypernyms, hyponyms, antonyms, derivations, entailments, meronyms, pertainyms, domain members, similar words, verb groups, and so on...

Accelerator, particle accelerator, atom smasher

Definition

  • a scientific instrument that increases the kinetic energy of charged particles

Synonyms

  • accelerator
  • particle accelerator
  • atom smasher

Hypernyms

  • scientific instrument: an instrument used by scientists

Hyponyms

  • betatron, induction accelerator: accelerates a continuous beam of electrons to high speeds by means of the electric field produced by changing magnetic flux
  • charge-exchange accelerator: an accelerator in which high-energy ions escape from plasma following charge exchange
  • Cockcroft and Walton accelerator, Cockcroft-Walton accelerator, Cockcroft and Walton voltage multiplier, Cockcroft-Walton voltage multiplier: a high-voltage machine in which rectifiers charge capacitors that discharge and drive charged particles through an accelerating tube
  • collider: an accelerator in which two beams of particles are forced to collide head on
  • cyclotron: an accelerator that imparts energies of several million electron-volts to rapidly moving particles
  • linear accelerator, linac: ions are accelerated along a linear path by voltage differences on electrodes along the path

Part metromyms

  • storage ring: 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

Catalyst, accelerator

Definition

  • (chemistry) a substance that initiates or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected

Synonyms

  • catalyst
  • accelerator

Hypernyms

  • activator: (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

Topic domains

  • chemistry, chemical science: the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions

Hyponyms

  • biocatalyst: a biochemical catalyst such as an enzyme
  • enzyme: any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
  • platinum black: a fine black powder of platinum; used as a catalyst in chemical reactions

Accelerator, throttle, throttle valve

Definition

  • a valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine

Synonyms

  • accelerator
  • throttle
  • throttle valve

Hypernyms

  • valve: control consisting of a mechanical device for controlling the flow of a fluid

Part holonym

  • fuel system: equipment in a motor vehicle or aircraft that delivers fuel to the engine

Accelerator, accelerator pedal, gas pedal, gas, throttle, gun

Definition

  • a pedal that controls the throttle valve; "he stepped on the gas"

Synonyms

  • accelerator
  • accelerator pedal
  • gas pedal
  • gas
  • throttle
  • gun

Hypernyms

  • pedal, treadle, foot pedal, foot lever: a lever that is operated with the foot

Part holonym

  • car, auto, automobile, machine, motorcar: a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
  • airplane, aeroplane, plane: an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets; "the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"

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