the process of initiating combustion or catching fire
ignition, ignition system(noun)
the mechanism that ignites the fuel in an internal-combustion engine
ignition, firing, lighting, kindling, inflammation(noun)
the act of setting something on fire
The act of igniting.
The initiation of combustion.
A system for activating combustion in a combustion engine.
the act of igniting, kindling, or setting on fire
the state of being ignited or kindled
Origin: [Cf. F. ignition.]
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
(Lat. ignis, “fire”). The act of setting fire to, or of taking fire; as opposed to combustion or burning, which is a consequence of ignition. By ignition of gunpowder is understood the setting on fire of a particular point of the charge.
The numerical value of ignition in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of ignition in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of ignition in a Sentence
GM consumers got a major victory in their ignition switch lawsuits that were previously barred by the U.S. bankruptcy court.
Given the GM ignition switch and now Takata I would have expected someone with more of a hands-on experience in vehicle safety.
The failure of the titanium component in a high-pressure NTO environment was sufficient to cause ignition of the check valve and led to an explosion.
If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
I'm enjoying the peace and quiet of my vineyard, and when I miss the sound and the fury, I take refuge in my garage and turn the key in the ignition of my Miura.
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Translations for ignition
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- vznícení, vzplanutí, zapalováníCzech
- sytyttäminen, sytytys, syttyminenFinnish
- ignition, allumageFrench
- adhnaidhScottish Gaelic
- ignizione, accensioneItalian
- partida, igniçãoPortuguese
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