Meaning of IGNITION in English


/ig nish"euhn/ , n.

1. the act or fact of igniting; state of being ignited.

2. a means or device for igniting.

3. (in an internal-combustion engine) the process that ignites the fuel in the cylinder.

[ 1605-15; ML ignition- (s. of ignitio ) a setting on fire. See IGNITE, -ION ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .