Definitions for ignitionɪgˈnɪʃ ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ig•ni•tionɪgˈnɪʃ ən(n.)

  1. the act of igniting or the state of being ignited.

  2. a means or device for igniting.

  3. (in an internal-combustion engine) the process that ignites the fuel in the cylinder.

    Category: Automotive

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ignition(noun)

    the process of initiating combustion or catching fire

  2. ignition, ignition system(noun)

    the mechanism that ignites the fuel in an internal-combustion engine

  3. ignition, firing, lighting, kindling, inflammation(noun)

    the act of setting something on fire


  1. ignition(Noun)

    The act of igniting.

  2. ignition(Noun)

    The initiation of combustion.

  3. ignition(Noun)

    A system for activating combustion in a combustion engine.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ignition(noun)

    the act of igniting, kindling, or setting on fire

  2. Ignition(noun)

    the state of being ignited or kindled

Translations for ignition

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the instrument in a car etc which ignites the petrol in the engine

He switched on the car's ignition.

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