Meaning of IGNITION in English


igˈnishən noun

( -s )

1. : the act or action of igniting: as


(1) : subjection to the action of fire or intense heat : setting fire : kindling

(2) : an analytical procedure of heating an inorganic substance with free access to air — compare incineration

b. : the setting fire to a single point of the charge in the explosion of a charge of powder for ballistic purposes

2. : the process or means of igniting a fuel mixture (as in an internal-combustion engine, a rocket engine, or an oil-burning furnace)

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