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1. To cause to move faster; to quicken the motion of; to add to the speed of; opposed to retard.

2. To quicken the natural or ordinary progression or process of; as, to accelerate the growth of a plant, the increase of wealth, etc.

3. To hasten, as the occurence of an event; as, to accelerate our departure.

(Science: mechanics) Accelerated motion, motion with a continually increasing velocity. Accelerating force, the force which causes accelerated motion. (Nichol)

Synonym: to hasten, expedite, quicken, dispatch, forward, advance, further.

Origin: L. Acceleratus, p. P. Of accelerare; ad _ celerare to hasten; celer quick. See Celerity.

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... missing either an accelerator or a brake then you couldn't drive it. Likewise, with maintaining a mild infection the medical staff would need to accelerate the infection sometimes (adding bio-agent) and brake the infection at other times (adding anti-bio-agent drug). And the bacteria is supposed ...

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Gene deletion

... after it is not required anymore. Of course creation of such heterotrophic strain would be difficult at first but once you've got it, it would accelerate your progress.

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Re: Camouflage in nature

... still going to be the same with each successive outcome (the accumulation of luck is not random, but the luck itself is). So the process will not accelerate, and still will be as slow as it can get in accumulation of extra greeneshness (as well as other necessary qualities). Am I wrong again? ...

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by Nick7
Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:36 pm
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Topic: Camouflage in nature
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Questions to elementary biochemistry

1. yes, that's rigth, they only accelerate reaction, but do not move the equilibrium 2. look for some animations http://telstar.ote.cmu.edu/biology/animation/ATPSynthesis/ATPSynthesis_bc.html or look on YouTube, there are plenty of animations ...

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Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:46 am
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Topic: Questions to elementary biochemistry
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Re: Experimental evidence for evolution

... growth: no dead cells to scavenge -Absence of phages -Absence of other bacteria that can act both as donor for new genes and also as a way to accelerate intraspecific gene exchange -Limited environmental stress that could affect the genome (ie: UV) So yeah it is far from being a true reflection ...

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by canalon
Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:53 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Experimental evidence for evolution
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