Internal-combustion-engine meaning

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An engine, such as an automotive gasoline piston engine or a diesel, in which fuel is burned within the engine proper rather than in an external furnace, as in a steam engine.
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An engine, as in an automobile, motorboat, or lawn mower, that obtains its power from heat and pressure produced by the combustion of a fuel-and-air mixture inside one or more closed chambers or cylinders.
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An engine whose fuel is burned inside the engine itself rather than in an outside furnace or burner. Gasoline and diesel engines are internal-combustion engines, as are gas turbine engines such as turbojets.
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A piston or a rotary heat engine directly powered by the products of intermittent combustion of a fuel.
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A heat engine in which intermittent or the continuous burning of a fuel takes place inside a combustion chamber; the resulting pressurized gas acts directly on the engine to do useful work, such as a piston engine, gas turbine, jet engine or rocket.
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