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English definition of “accelerator”


noun [C] (SOMETHING THAT INCREASES RATE)   /ɪkˈsel·əˌreɪt̬·ər, æk-/ (also particle accelerator)
physics a device used to accelerate very small pieces of nuclear material for scientific experiments
(Definition of accelerator noun (SOMETHING THAT INCREASES RATE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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