ig·ni·tion noun \ig-ˈni-shən\
: the electrical system in an engine that causes the fuel to burn so that the engine begins working
: the device that is used to start a car's engine
: the act of causing something to start burning : the act of igniting something
: the act or action of igniting: as
a : the starting of a fire
b : the heating of a plasma to a temperature high enough to sustain nuclear fusion
a : the process or means (as an electric spark) of igniting a fuel mixture
b : a device that activates an ignition system (as in an automobile) <put the key in the ignition>
Examples of IGNITION
- There's a problem with the car's ignition.
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