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compressionratio
compression ratio
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noun
Automotive.
the ratio of the cylinder volume enclosed by the piston at its outermost position to the volume enclosed by it at its innermost position.
Origin:
1905–10
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compression ratio
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n
the ratio of the volume enclosed by the cylinder of an internalcombustion engine at the beginning of the compression stroke to the volume enclosed at the end of it
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