ignition

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French ignition

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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.
    Put the key in the ignition and turn in right.
  5. (physics) The phenomenon of a thermonuclear fusion reaction becoming self-sustaining and no longer requiring external heating.
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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

ignition f (plural ignitions)

  1. ignition

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