Ignition meaning

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The definition of an ignition is a system or device that sets something on fire.

An example of an ignition is what turns your car's engine on when you turn the key.

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The act or process of igniting something.

The ignition of the fuel in a piston.

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A setting on fire or catching on fire.
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The means by which a thing is ignited.
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In an internal-combustion engine,
  • The igniting of the explosive mixture in the cylinder.
  • The system for doing this; often, specif., its key-operated switch.
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The heating of a compound or mixture to the point of complete combustion, complete chemical change, or complete removal of volatile material.
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Designating certain parts of an engine causing ignition.
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The act of igniting.
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A system for activating combustion in a combustion engine.
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Origin of ignition

  • From French ignition

    From Wiktionary