auto-ignition

autoignition

[aw-toh-ig-nish-uhn]
noun
1.
Automotive. the spontaneous ignition of fuel when introduced into the combustion chamber of an internal-combustion engine, as a result either of glowing carbon in the chamber or of the heat of compression.

Origin:
auto-1 + ignition

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