Meaning of IGNITION in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ig-ˈni-shən ]


Date: 1612

1. : the act or action of igniting: as

a. : the starting of a fire

b. : the heating of a plasma to a temperature high enough to sustain nuclear fusion


a. : the process or means (as an electric spark) of igniting a fuel mixture

b. : a device that activates an ignition system (as in an automobile)

put the key in the ignition

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.