HyperDic: ignition

English > 3 senses of the word ignition:
NOUNprocessignitionthe process of initiating combustion or catching fire
artifactignition, ignition systemthe mechanism that ignites the fuel in an internal-combustion engine
actignition, firing, lighting, kindling, inflammationthe act of setting something on fire
ignition > pronunciation
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English > ignition: 3 senses > noun 1, process
MeaningThe process of initiating combustion or catching fire.
Narrowerspontaneous combustionignition of a substance (as oily rags) resulting from an internal oxidation process
Broaderfire, flame, flamingThe process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke
Verbsignitecause to start burning
English > ignition: 3 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningThe mechanism that ignites the fuel in an internal-combustion engine.
Synonymignition system
Part ofelectrical systemequipment in a motor vehicle that provides electricity to start the engine and ignite the fuel and operate the lights and windshield wiper and heater and air conditioner and radio
Partsdistributor, distributer, electrical distributorelectrical device that distributes voltage to the spark plugs of a gasoline engine in the order of the firing sequence
ignition coilAn induction coil that converts current from a battery into the high-voltage current required by spark plugs
ignition switchswitch that operates a solenoid that closes a circuit to operate the starter
magneto, magnetoelectric machineA small dynamo with a secondary winding that produces a high voltage enabling a spark to jump between the poles of a spark plug in a gasoline engine
spark coilAn induction coil used to create sparks
spark gapA component of an ignition system
spark plug, sparking plug, plugelectrical device that fits into the cylinder head of an internal-combustion engine and ignites the gas by means of an electric spark
Broadermechanismdevice consisting of a piece of machinery
Spanishencendido, ignición, sistema de encendido, sistema de ignición
Catalansistema de contacte, sistema d'encesa
English > ignition: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of setting something on fire.
Synonymsfiring, lighting, kindling, inflammation
Broaderburning, combustionThe act of burning something
Spanishencendido, inflamación
Catalanencesa, inflamació
Verbsignitecause to start burning
ignitestart to burn or burst into flames

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