Definitions for combustionkəmˈbʌs tʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

com•bus•tionkəmˈbʌs tʃən(n.)

  1. the act or process of burning.

    Category: Physics

  2. rapid oxidation accompanied by heat and, usu., light. chemical combination producing heat and light. slow oxidation not accompanied by high temperature and light.

    Category: Chemistry

  3. violent excitement; tumult.

Origin of combustion:

1400–50; late ME (< MF) < LL

com•bus′tive(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. combustion, burning(noun)

    a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light

  2. combustion(noun)

    a state of violent disturbance and excitement

    "combustion grew until revolt was unavoidable"

  3. burning, combustion(noun)

    the act of burning something

    "the burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance"

Wiktionary

  1. combustion(Noun)

    The act or process of burning.

  2. combustion(Noun)

    A process where two chemicals are combined to produce heat.

  3. combustion(Noun)

    A process wherein a fuel is combined with oxygen, usually at high temperature, releasing heat.

  4. combustion(Noun)

    Violent agitation, tumult.

  5. Origin: From combustion, from comburere "to burn", itself from the intensifying prefix com- + the root burere (a faulty sep. of amburere "to burn around", itself from ambi- + urere "to burn, singe").

Webster Dictionary

  1. Combustion(noun)

    the state of burning

  2. Combustion(noun)

    the combination of a combustible with a supporter of combustion, producing heat, and sometimes both light and heat

  3. Combustion(noun)

    violent agitation; confusion; tumult

Freebase

  1. Combustion

    Combustion or burning is the sequence of exothermic chemical reactions between a fuel and an oxidant accompanied by the production of heat and conversion of chemical species. The release of heat can produce light in the form of either glowing or a flame. Fuels of interest often include organic compounds in the gas, liquid or solid phase. In a complete combustion reaction, a compound reacts with an oxidizing element, such as oxygen or fluorine, and the products are compounds of each element in the fuel with the oxidizing element. For example: A simple example can be seen in the combustion of hydrogen and oxygen, which is a commonly used reaction in rocket engines: The result is water vapor. Complete combustion is almost impossible to achieve. As actual combustion reactions come to equilibrium, a wide variety of major and minor species will be present such as carbon monoxide and pure carbon. Additionally, any combustion in atmospheric air, which is 78 percent nitrogen, will also create small amounts of several forms of nitrogen oxide, commonly referred to as NOx, at high temperatures.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

combustion(noun)

burning

the combustion of gases.

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