What does ignition mean?

Definitions for ignition
ɪgˈnɪʃ ənig·ni·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ignitionnoun

    the process of initiating combustion or catching fire

  2. ignition, ignition systemnoun

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

  3. ignition, firing, lighting, kindling, inflammationnoun

    the act of setting something on fire


  1. ignitionnoun

    The act of igniting.

  2. ignitionnoun

    The initiation of combustion.

  3. ignitionnoun

    A system for activating combustion in a combustion engine.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ignitionnoun

    the act of igniting, kindling, or setting on fire

    Etymology: [Cf. F. ignition.]

  2. Ignitionnoun

    the state of being ignited or kindled

    Etymology: [Cf. F. ignition.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. ignition

    (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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ignition in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ignition in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of ignition in a Sentence

  1. Craig Clements:

    If we don't have an ignition, then we don't have a fire.

  2. Denis Watley:

    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.

  3. Bud Zaouk:

    Unlike the alcohol ignition interlocks which require you to blow into a devise and are used for convicted drunk drivers, DADSS is a driver assist system that would be seamless, take less than half a second, and use infrared light to measure a driver’s blood alcohol content in the breath or through the fingertips, which is far more reliable.

  4. Patricia Dovi:

    The kids were so cute yesterday. One said, It looks like your Jeep! we put keys with their names on the desks,so they were all very excited and wanted to know if [the Jeeps]really work and where to put [the keys]in the ignition.

  5. Elon Musk:

    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.

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