(n.) = catalyst ; catalytic converter. Ex: The cult of information forms the catalyst for a discussion of the ways in which information has acquired folkloristic status as the major way in which people look at the world. Ex: Thieves can remove a catalytic converter quickly, often in less than two minutes, so theft can even occur in broad daylight. ---- * servir de catalizador = serve as + a catalyst. (adj.) = catalytic. Ex: This ideology appealed widely to the librarian as well as the library user and held sway for nearly a quarter of a millennium when, in 1841, a catalytic event in the history of cataloging took place.