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-injected (audio) \ adjective

Examples of fuel injection in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The German’s fighter’s fuel injection, however, granted it the ability to conduct more aggressive maneuvers that would stall the engines of less advanced aircraft like its British opponent. Alex Hollings, Popular Mechanics, "Why the Supermarine Spitfire Is Such a Badass Plane," 6 Sep. 2020 The Nettuno utilizes two spark plugs per cylinder and port and direct fuel injection. David Beard, Car and Driver, "Maserati Unveils 621-HP V-6 for the Upcoming MC20 Sports Coupe," 2 July 2020 When viewed over its decades-long development, fuel injection looks like any other technological advance. Eric Tingwall, Car and Driver, "The Greatest Racer, Advancements, Blunders, Designer, and More," 1 July 2020 Over the years, the RR has been improved and refined with several updates: a four-door model in 1981, a five-speed manual transmission in 1983, fuel injection and a ZF four-speed automatic in 1985, and a host of minor changes. Tony Assenza, Car and Driver, "Tested: 1987 Range Rover Makes Luxury and SUV Compatible," 30 June 2020 The truck is powered by a 327ci V8 small-block engine that features a FiTech fuel injection, billet serpentine system and fully polished stainless-steel exhaust. Lorraine Longhi, azcentral, "Barrett-Jackson: Johnny Cash's town car in the 10 cool cars, trucks for auction Wednesday," 15 Jan. 2020 The engine also features electronic fuel injection, for easier starting in a wide temperature range and at higher elevations. Bradley Ford, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Snowblowers for Any Size Job," 23 Oct. 2019 Electronic ignition and fuel injection do make our lives easier. Edward Lotterman, Twin Cities, "Real World Economics: One can be thankful for much even amid pessimism," 1 Dec. 2019 The power increase is thanks to Ford’s new dual-fuel, high-pressure direct injection and low-pressure port fuel injection that delivers robust low-end torque, high-rpm power, and improved fuel efficiency. Sue Mead, Houston Chronicle, "Mustang convertible: You’ll giggle, too," 20 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of fuel injection

1900, in the meaning defined above

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16 Sep 2020

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“Fuel injection.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fuel%20injection. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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