Detonation Definition

dĕtn-āshən
detonations
noun
detonations
The act of exploding.
American Heritage
An explosion.
American Heritage

An explosion or sudden report made by the near-instantaneous decomposition or combustion of unstable substances as, the detonation of gun cotton. Specifically, combustion that spreads supersonically via shock compression.

Wiktionary

Engine knocking, an improper combustion in internal combustion engines.

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Other Word Forms of Detonation

Noun

Singular:
detonation
Plural:
detonations

Origin of Detonation

  • From French détonation.

    From Wiktionary

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