electronic ignition

noun
  1. 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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British Dictionary definitions for electronic ignition

electronic ignition

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