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preignition

[pree-ig-nish-uh n]
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noun
  1. ignition of the charge in an internal-combustion engine earlier in the cycle than is compatible with proper operation.

Origin of preignition

First recorded in 1895–1900; pre- + ignition
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British Dictionary definitions for pre-ignition

pre-ignition

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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