What does Diesel mean?
Definitions for Diesel
ˈdi zəl, -səldiesel
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Diesel, Rudolf Diesel, Rudolf Christian Karl Dieselnoun
German engineer (born in France) who invented the diesel engine (1858-1913)
diesel, diesel engine, diesel motornoun
an internal-combustion engine that burns heavy oil
A fuel derived from petroleum (or other oils) but heavier than gasoline/petrol. Used to power diesel engines which burn this fuel using the heat produced when air is compressed
A vehicle powered by a diesel engine
To ignite a substance by using the heat generated by compression
For a spark-ignition internal combustion engine to continue running after the electrical current to the spark plugs has been turned off. This occurs when there's enough heat in the combustion chamber to ignite the air/fuel without a spark, the same way heat and pressure cause ignition in a diesel engine.
The only reason the VW bug has a solenoid is to prevent it from dieseling.
Etymology: From the inventor, Dr. Rudolph Diesel, who developed a heavy-duty engine in Germany (1892–1897) and perfected it throughout his life.
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Diesel is ranked #66754 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Diesel surname appeared 296 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Diesel.
95.6% or 283 total occurrences were White.
2% or 6 total occurrences were of two or more races.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Diesel' in Nouns Frequency: #2382
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The numerical value of Diesel in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Diesel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of Diesel in a Sentence
For years Volkswagen's ads touted the company's' Clean Diesel' cars even though Volkswagen AG now appears Volkswagen AG rigged the cars with devices designed to defeat emissions tests.
Deputy Environment Minister Jochen Flasbarth:
I expect that German carmakers, especially in the current environment, have little desire to break European laws, if this doesn't work with diesel, then they will have to do it a different way.
We see refining margins weakening on worsening diesel fundamentals, particularly east of Suez, though gasoline should be supportive.
We should support communities with clean air programs instead of letting ourselves succumb to diversionary tactics, that includes, for example, pushing for retrofits of diesel cars as quickly as possible.
We're getting emails like, 'Hey, I'm going to hold off on diesel for right now.
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Translations for Diesel
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- سولار, ديزلArabic
- diésel, gazoleFrench
- dìosalScottish Gaelic
- diesel, gasolioItalian
- дизел, нафтаMacedonian
- diesel, óleo dieselPortuguese
- дизель, дизельное топливо, соляркаRussian
- motorin, mazotTurkish
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