[ pree-ig-nish-uh n ]
/ ˌpri ɪgˈnɪʃ ən /
ignition of the charge in an internal-combustion engine earlier in the cycle than is compatible with proper operation.
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British Dictionary definitions for pre-ignition
/ (ˌpriːɪɡˈnɪʃən) /
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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