Meaning of ACCELERATOR in English

ACCELERATOR

transcription, транскрипция: [ ik-ˈse-lə-ˌrā-tər, ak- ]

noun

Date: 1552

: one that accelerates: as

a. : a muscle or nerve that speeds the performance of an action

b. : a device (as a pedal) for controlling the speed of a motor vehicle engine

c. : a substance that speeds a chemical reaction

d. : an apparatus for imparting high velocities to charged particles (as electrons)

e. : an item of computer hardware that increases the speed at which a program or function operates

a graphics accelerator

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.