- accelerator principle
- /əkˈsɛləreɪtə prɪnsəpəl/ (say uhk'seluhraytuh prinsuhpuhl)
an economic principle which states that an increase (or decrease) in the rate of consumer demand will cause an acceleration (or deceleration) in the rate of investment in machines to produce those consumer goods.
Australian English dictionary. 2014.
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