catalyst
noun Date: 1902 1. a substance that enables a chemical reaction to proceed at a usually faster rate or under different conditions (as at a lower temperature) than otherwise possible 2. an agent that provokes or speeds significant change or action

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  • catalyst — UK US /ˈkætəlɪst/ noun [C] ► 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 …   Financial and business terms

  • catalyst — n. 1. (Chem.) a substance that initiates or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected; as, thousands of enzymes serve in concert as calaysts to produce the sequence of reactions we call life ; the industrial production of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Catalyst — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Catalyst puede referirse a: Catalyst (controladores) Catalyst (framework) Catalyst (álbum) de New Found Glory Obtenido de Catalyst Categoría: Wikipedia:Desambiguación …   Wikipedia Español

  • Catalyst — (englisch für Katalysator) steht für: ein Gerätetreiber Paket für Radeon Grafikkarten, siehe AMD Catalyst ein in Perl geschriebenes MVC Web Framework, siehe Catalyst Web Framework eine Produktbezeichnung für eine Serie von Ethernet Switches der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Catalyst — Catalyst. См. Катализатор. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • catalyst — I noun abettor, activator, active element, active partisan, active reformer, actuator, agacerie, agent provocateur, agitator, animator, catalytic agent, cause, encouragement, encourager, excitant, exciter, ferment, force, goad, impeller, impetus …   Law dictionary

  • catalyst — (n.) 1902, formed in English (on analogy of analyst) from CATALYSIS (Cf. catalysis) …   Etymology dictionary

  • catalyst — [n] something which incites activity adjuvant, agitator, enzyme, goad, impetus, impulse, incendiary, incentive, incitation, incitement, motivation, radical stimulus, reactant, reactionary, spark plug*, spur, stimulant, synergist, wave maker*;… …   New thesaurus

  • catalyst — ► NOUN 1) a substance that increases the rate of a chemical reaction without itself undergoing any permanent chemical change. 2) a person or thing that precipitates an event …   English terms dictionary

  • catalyst — [kat′ə list΄] n. 1. any substance serving as the agent in catalysis 2. a person or thing acting as the stimulus in bringing about or hastening a result catalytic [kat′əlit′ik] adj. catalytically adv …   English World dictionary

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