electronic ignition

noun
an automotive ignition in which electrical pulses are generated electronically, usually by transistors controlled by sensing devices, without the use of mechanically actuated breaker points.
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electronic ignition
 
n
any system that uses an electronic circuit to supply the voltage to the sparking plugs of an internal-combustion engine

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Example sentences
The stove has an electronic ignition switch and is intended for outdoor use.
These are mechanical draft oil burners of the pressure atomizing type,
  employing high-tension electronic ignition.
New, high-efficiency furnaces have electronic ignition devices.
The malfunction is in the electronic ignition system, for which there are no
  tests to determine possible failure.
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