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ignition

noun ig·ni·tion \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

Full Definition of IGNITION

1
:  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
2
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

  1. There's a problem with the car's ignition.

First Known Use of IGNITION

1612
IGNITION Defined for Kids

ignition

noun ig·ni·tion \ig-ˈni-shən\

Definition of IGNITION for Kids

1
:  the act of causing something to start burning
2
:  the process or means (as an electric spark) of causing the fuel in an engine to burn so that the engine begins working
3
:  a device that is used to start a motor vehicle <Put the key in the ignition.>

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