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Ignition system Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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ignition system
n : the mechanism that ignites the fuel in an internal-combustion engine [syn: ignition]

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1. the mechanism that ignites the fuel in an internal-combustion engine
(synonym) ignition
(hypernym) mechanism
(part-holonym) electrical system
(part-meronym) distributor, distributer, electrical distributor
Ignition system Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
See firing system.
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Ignition system Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Automotive Terms
The system that provides the electrical current or spark to ignite the air-fuel mixture in the combustion chambers . It includes the battery or magneto which sends electricity to the ignition coil if the ignition switch is on. The coil amplifies the electrical charge and sends it to the distributor where it goes through the points and is modified by the condenser . The distributor sends it along the high tension lines (spark plug wires) to the spark plugs where it ignites the air-fuel mixture. Also see electronic ignition system .
Ignition system Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
An ignition system is a system for igniting a fuel-air mixture. Ignition systems are well known in the field of internal combustion engines such as those used in petrol (gasoline) engines used to power the majority of motor vehicles, but they are also used in many other applications such as in oil-fired and gas-fired boilers, rocket engines, etc.

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