Nouns (3)

n. something that causes an important event to happen; "the invasion acted as a catalyst to unite the country"
accelerator, catalyst
n. (chemistry) a substance that initiates or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected

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Fuzzynyms (11)

causal factor, determining factor, determinative, determiner, determinant
n. a determining or causal element or factor; "education is an important determinant of one's outlook on life"
n. a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do; "her wishes had a great influence on his thinking"
n. a fact that logically justifies some premise or conclusion; "there is reason to believe he is lying"
n. formal ceremony about important occasions; "pomp and circumstance"
n. an explanation of the cause of some phenomenon; "the reason a steady state was never reached was that the back pressure built up too slowly"
n. events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something; "they are trying to determine the cause of the crash"
n. anything that contributes causally to a result; "a number of factors determined the outcome"

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Antonyms (1)

n. (chemistry) a substance that retards a chemical reaction or diminishes the activity of a catalyst


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