ignition

[ ig-nish-uhn ]
/ ɪgˈnɪʃ ən /

noun

the act or fact of igniting; state of being ignited.
a means or device for igniting.
(in an internal-combustion engine) the process that ignites the fuel in the cylinder.

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Origin of ignition

1605–15; Medieval Latin ignītiōn- (stem of ignītiō) a setting on fire. See ignite, -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM ignition

re·ig·ni·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ignition

ignition
/ (ɪɡˈnɪʃən) /

noun

the act or process of initiating combustion
the process of igniting the fuel in an internal-combustion engine
the ignition the devices used to ignite the fuel in an internal-combustion engine
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