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ignition point

noun, Chemistry
Also called ignition temperature.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
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  • 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
  (ĭg-nĭsh'ən)   
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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