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initiator n : a person who initiates a course of action [syn: instigator]

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English

Noun

  1. One who initiates
  2. A substance that initiates a chain reaction or polymerization
  3. A task (in a mainframe computer) that initiates multiple jobs
  4. A material whose presence in the body eventually leads to cancer

Translations

one who initiates
chemistry: substance that initiates a chain reaction or polymerization
computing: task (in a mainframe computer) that initiates multiple jobs
medicine: material whose presence in the body eventually leads to cancer

Extensive Definition

An initiator can refer to:
  • Pyrotechnic initiator, a device containing a pyrotechnic composition used primarily to ignite other, more difficult to ignite materials
  • Radical initiator, chemical substances that can produce radical species under mild conditions
  • SCSI initiator, the host-side endpoint of a SCSI session

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