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Definition of Engine displacement

Engine displacement Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
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(See also Cylinder, Engine Size) The volume in inches, through which the head of the piston moves, multiplied by the number of cylinders in the engine. Also known as cubic inch displacement (CID), may also be measured in liters. (GSA2)
By the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Engine displacement Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Automotive Terms
To determine, multiply the volume of the space through which the head of the piston moves in the full length of its stroke by the number of cylinders in the engine. The result is given in cubic inches.
Engine displacement Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Engine displacement is the volume swept by all the pistons inside the cylinders of a reciprocating engine in a single movement from top dead centre (TDC) to bottom dead centre (BDC). It is commonly specified in cubic centimetres (cc or cm3), litres (l), or (mainly in North America) cubic inches (CID). Engine displacement does not include the total volume of the combustion chamber.

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