supercompression

noun

su·​per·​compression
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: the compression of a portion of a compressed fuel-air mixture during the last stages of the compression stroke in a mixed-cycle internal-combustion engine to a much higher temperature than the remainder

Word History

Etymology

super- + compression

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“Supercompression.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supercompression. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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