internal combustion engine

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internal combustion engine (plural internal combustion engines)

  1. A piston or a rotary heat engine directly powered by the products of intermittent combustion of a fuel.
  2. 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.[1]

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Last modified on 22 January 2014, at 03:51