compression ignition

noun

Definition of compression ignition

: ignition in an internal-combustion engine in which the necessary high temperature is produced by compressing air in the cylinder before admission of the fuel (as in a diesel engine) compression-ignition engine

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“Compression ignition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/compression%20ignition. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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