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noun

an automotive ignition in which electrical pulses are generated electronically, usually by transistors controlled by sensing devices, without the use of mechanically actuated breaker points.

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Also called breakerless ignition.
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electronic ignition

noun

any system that uses an electronic circuit to supply the voltage to the sparking plugs of an internal-combustion engine
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