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preignition

[pree-ig-nish-uh n] /ˌpri ɪgˈnɪʃ ən/
noun
1.
ignition of the charge in an internal-combustion engine earlier in the cycle than is compatible with proper operation.
Origin of preignition
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900; pre- + ignition
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British Dictionary definitions for pre-ignition

pre-ignition

/ˌpriːɪɡˈnɪʃən/
noun
1.
ignition of all or part of the explosive charge in an internal-combustion engine before the exact instant necessary for correct operation
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