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ignition

[ig-nish-uh n] /ɪgˈnɪʃ ən/
noun
1.
the act or fact of igniting; state of being ignited.
2.
a means or device for igniting.
3.
(in an internal-combustion engine) the process that ignites the fuel in the cylinder.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; Medieval Latin ignītiōn- (stem of ignītiō) a setting on fire. See ignite, -ion
Related forms
reignition, noun
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Examples for ignition
  • Folks leave their cars unlocked, keys in the ignition.
  • The column is then filled with combustible materials, ready for ignition.
  • The cause of the ignition of some cargo item put in the plane is not yet determined at the time of writing.
  • The heat from this ignition starts the decomposition of the sodium azide and the generation of nitrogen gas to fill the air bag.
  • The steering arm and the ignition key have been modified.
  • We quickly duck into the seats, find the hidden ignition key, and start it up.
  • Inside the dark tube of a ram accelerator, the problems of supersonic ignition seem to disappear.
  • One downside is the high pulse energy required to cause ignition.
  • You'll be shocked to learn that it takes oxygen, a fuel source and ignition.
  • He told her to put the key into the ignition and turn it.
British Dictionary definitions for ignition

ignition

/ɪɡˈnɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act or process of initiating combustion
2.
the process of igniting the fuel in an internal-combustion engine
3.
the ignition, the devices used to ignite the fuel in an internal-combustion engine
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