Contemporary Examples

accel had three investments at the end of the 1990s that paid more than 100 to 1, “and we were hardly the only ones,” Breyer said.
Facebook Math: $1 Invested Can Earn You $800 Gary Rivlin February 2, 2012

A single firm, accel Partners, stands to make somewhere around $10 billion on the $12.7 million it invested in Facebook in 2006.
Facebook Math: $1 Invested Can Earn You $800 Gary Rivlin February 2, 2012

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  • Accelerate

    to cause faster or greater activity, development, progress, advancement, etc., in: to accelerate economic growth. to hasten the occurrence of: to accelerate the fall of a government. Mechanics. to change the velocity of (a body) or the rate of (motion); cause to undergo . to reduce the time required for (a course of study) by […]

  • Accelerando

    gradually increasing in speed. Historical Examples He sings like the fitful wind, one moment “accelerando,” and the next “una poco moderato.” Stars of the Opera Mabel Wagnalls accelerando, affrettando (this term implies some degree of excitement also), stringendo, poco a poco animato. Music Notation and Terminology Karl W. Gehrkens adjective, adverb (to be performed) with […]

  • Accelerant

    something that speeds up a process. Chemistry, (def 5). a substance that accelerates the spread of fire or makes a fire more intense: Arson was suspected when police found accelerants at the scene of the fire. Contemporary Examples Also in the apartment were glass jars containing what is believed to be accelerant, black gunpowder, and […]

  • Accelerated graphics port

    accelerated graphics port hardware, graphics (AGP) A bus specification by Intel which gives low-cost 3D graphics cards faster access to main memory on personal computers than the usual PCI bus. AGP dynamically allocates the PC’s normal RAM to store the screen image and to support texture mapping, z-buffering and alpha blending. Intel has built AGP […]

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