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ignition point

noun, Chemistry
Also called ignition temperature.
Origin of ignition point
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for ignition point
  • Eventually, the ranger investigators found the ignition point.
  • In addition, the risk of combustion is reduced due to the higher ignition point of natural gas compared to petroleum fuels.
  • On the treated carpeting, however, the flame's spread is restricted to less than one inch from the ignition point.
  • Large chunks of coke can contain pockets of unquenched material at temperatures well above the ignition point.
  • For example, it can preheat the opposite side of a burning slope in a steep canyon or a neighboring home to the ignition point.
  • Flames tend to spread straight downwind from the ignition point without significant crosswind spread.
  • Most of the wildland fires have burned up to the agriculture land or the ignition point was at the agriculture land.
  • It has been involved in all of the major cases where there was no propagation of flame away from the ignition point.
  • All of these mechanisms remove heat from the tire, reduce the flame temperature below the ignition point and cause extinguishment.
ignition point in Science
ignition point
The minimum temperature at which a substance will continue to burn on its own without the application of additional external heat.
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