fuel injection


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 injection (audio) \ adjective

Examples of fuel injection in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the last decade, engine technology evolved from carburetion to fuel injection. BostonGlobe.com, 17 July 2021 Even fuel injection wasn’t implemented until 2012 (the Xfinity and Camping World Truck series still rely on carburetors). David Beard, Car and Driver, 5 May 2021 Like Elvis, carburetors had long since left the building, and Bosch Motronic fuel injection delivered fuel to the thirsty engine, whose twin red intake plenums paid homage to the model’s TR suffix—short for Testa Rossa (red head). Robert Ross, Robb Report, 5 Apr. 2021 All XT4s are equipped with an aluminum block 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with direct fuel injection. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 20 Mar. 2021 It's got variable valve timing, two cams directing four valves over every cylinder, and both port and direct fuel injection. John Pearley Huffman, Car and Driver, 17 Mar. 2021 High-pressure direct fuel injection delivers precise fuel atomization for fast engine response. Jack R. Nerad, Forbes, 27 Feb. 2021 Modern cars have electronic fuel injection, so drivers need to let their vehicles run for only up to 30 seconds before pulling out of the driveway. Tim Harlow, Star Tribune, 29 Jan. 2021 An associated change is the deletion of the CVCC prechambers with their tiny intake valves; the fuel injection offers no easy means of providing the richer mixture burned in the prechambers. Csaba Csere, Car and Driver, 18 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of fuel injection

1900, in the meaning defined above

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“Fuel injection.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fuel%20injection. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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