ignition temperature

noun
variants: or ignition point

Definition of ignition temperature

: the lowest temperature at which a combustible substance when heated (as in a bath of molten metal) takes fire in air and continues to burn

called also autogenous ignition temperature

— compare fire point

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“Ignition temperature.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ignition%20temperature. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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