ignition point


noun Chemistry.

Origin of ignition point

First recorded in 1885–90
Also called ignition temperature.
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Science definitions for ignition point

ignition point

[ ĭg-nĭshən ]

The minimum temperature at which a substance will continue to burn on its own without the application of additional external heat.
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