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English definition of “catalyst”


noun [C]     /ˈkætəlɪst/
someone or something that causes a big change : the catalyst behind sth The catalyst behind this welcome trend has been the mighty Bill Gates .catalyst for sth An outside leader is often needed to serve as a catalyst for change .a catalyst to (do) sth The Government will act as a catalyst to promote creative collaboration between businesses .
(Definition of catalyst noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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