fuel injection

noun

Definition of fuel injection

: a usually electronically-controlled system for injecting a precise amount of atomized fuel into the cylinders or the intake airstream of an internal combustion engine

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Other Words from fuel injection

fuel-injected \ ˈfyül-​in-​ˈjek-​təd How to pronounce fuel-injected (audio) \ adjective

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The box office is getting some fuel injections this first weekend in August. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, "Hobbs & Shaw races to a $60.8 million finish line to win the weekend box office," 4 Aug. 2019 Tucker’s ideas involve bold and exquisite visual lines and also technological advances, including rear-engine design, disk brakes, fuel injection, and a wide range of such safety features as seat belts, shatterproof glass, and interior padding. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, "What to Stream: “Tucker: The Man and His Dream,” a Slyly Personal Francis Ford Coppola Film," 2 Aug. 2019 Some fancier models also feature engines with electronic fuel injection. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "The Lawn Mower Buyer's Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Buy the Right Mower," 22 Feb. 2019 Over the past century and a half or so, the humble automobile has seen a million advancements: fuel injection, radial-ply tires, self-driving technology, cupholders. Blake Z. Rong, Popular Mechanics, "10 Innovations That Made the Modern Car," 4 Dec. 2018 To help boost fuel economy, the engine has technologies such as direct fuel injection, continuously variable valve timing and an advanced combustion system. G. Chambers Williams Iii, Houston Chronicle, "2018 Suburban: SUVs looks great with Z71 Midnight Edition package," 30 Apr. 2018 To help boost fuel economy, the engine has technologies such as direct fuel injection, continuously variable valve timing and an advanced combustion system. G. Chambers Williams Iii, Houston Chronicle, "2018 Suburban: SUVs looks great with Z71 Midnight Edition package," 30 Apr. 2018 Toyota says a diaphragm material in the fuel injection system can harden over time and crack, allowing fuel to leak. BostonGlobe.com, "Boston Children’s named best pediatric hospital in the country for fifth year," 27 June 2018 To help boost fuel economy, the engine has technologies such as direct fuel injection, continuously variable valve timing and an advanced combustion system. G. Chambers Williams Iii, Houston Chronicle, "2018 Suburban: SUVs looks great with Z71 Midnight Edition package," 30 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of fuel injection

1900, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fuel injection was in 1900

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