accelerator

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Synonyms for accelerator

a valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine

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

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Miller offers tips on comparison shopping for a notebook; transferring files and settings from a desktop PC; and traveling while staying connected to the office network while dealing with battery life, mini-keyboards with special function keys, and Wi-Fi security issues.
The Xymark LC laser system is easily programmed with menu driven displays and special function keys, and during operation the large backlit display shows the parameters being used to perforate or score the film.
The basic LCD screen comes with a stylus and special function keys that lets youngsters create pictures, sort of like the old Etch-a-Sketch screens, but far more sophisticated, allowing children to change them around, add special animated effects, and even save them.
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The only plus is the special function keys marked in saffron with two function "Fn" operator keys for quick dual-hand and multimedia operation.
The Xymark laser coders are easy to programme using menu driven displays and special function keys and information can be stared for rapid product change-over.
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