ignition

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From French ignition

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: ĭgnĭ'shən, IPA(key): /ɪɡˈnɪʃən/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪʃən

NounEdit

ignition (countable and uncountable, plural ignitions)

  1. The act of igniting.
  2. The initiation of combustion.
  3. (automotive, mechanical engineering) A system for activating combustion in a combustion engine.
  4. (automotive) Receptacle for a key used to start the engine in a vehicle.
  5. (physics) The phenomenon of a thermonuclear fusion reaction becoming self-sustaining and no longer requiring external heating.
     
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FrenchEdit

NounEdit

ignition f (plural ignitions)

  1. ignition