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ig·ni·tion

 (ĭg-nĭsh′ən)
n.
1. The act or process of igniting something: the ignition of the fuel in a piston.
2.
a. An electrical system, typically powered by a battery or magneto, that provides the spark to ignite the fuel mixture in an internal-combustion engine.
b. A switch that activates this system.

ignition

(ɪɡˈnɪʃən)
n
1. the act or process of initiating combustion
2. (Automotive Engineering) the process of igniting the fuel in an internal-combustion engine
3. (Automotive Engineering) the ignition the devices used to ignite the fuel in an internal-combustion engine

ig•ni•tion

(ɪgˈnɪʃ 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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ignition - the process of initiating combustion or catching fireignition - the process of initiating combustion or catching fire
flame, flaming, fire - the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke; "fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries"
spontaneous combustion - ignition of a substance (as oily rags) resulting from an internal oxidation process
2.ignition - the mechanism that ignites the fuel in an internal-combustion engineignition - the mechanism that ignites the fuel in an internal-combustion engine
electrical distributor, distributer, distributor - electrical device that distributes voltage to the spark plugs of a gasoline engine in the order of the firing sequence
electrical system - equipment in a motor vehicle that provides electricity to start the engine and ignite the fuel and operate the lights and windshield wiper and heater and air conditioner and radio
ignition coil - an induction coil that converts current from a battery into the high-voltage current required by spark plugs
ignition switch - switch that operates a solenoid that closes a circuit to operate the starter
magneto, magnetoelectric machine - a small dynamo with a secondary winding that produces a high voltage enabling a spark to jump between the poles of a spark plug in a gasoline engine
mechanism - device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function
spark coil - an induction coil used to create sparks
spark gap - a component of an ignition system; consists of two shaped electrodes and the space between them
spark plug, sparking plug, plug - electrical device that fits into the cylinder head of an internal-combustion engine and ignites the gas by means of an electric spark
3.ignition - the act of setting something on fire
burning, combustion - the act of burning something; "the burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance"
Translations
إِشْتِعَالٌإشْعالمِفْتاح الإشْعال في السَّيّارَه
zapalovánívzplanutí
antændelsetænding
sytytys
paljenje
gyújtás
kveiking, kviknunkveikja, kveikjurofi, sviss
点火装置
점화
zapaľovanie
tändning
กระบวนการเผาไหม้ของเครื่องยนต์
bộ phận đánh lửa

ignition

[ɪgˈnɪʃən]
A. N (= igniting) → ignición f (Aut) → encendido m, arranque m
to switch or turn on the ignitionarrancar el motor, dar al contacto
to switch or turn off the ignitionapagar el motor, quitar el contacto
I left the key in the ignition (intentionally) → dejé la llave de contacto puesta; (unintentionally) → me dejé la llave de contacto puesta
B. CPD ignition coil N (Aut) → bobina f de encendido
ignition key Nllave f de contacto
ignition switch Ninterruptor m de encendido, interruptor m de arranque

ignition

[ɪgˈnɪʃən] n
(in car engine) (= system) → allumage m
electronic ignition → allumage électronique
(where the key goes)contact m
to switch on the ignition, to turn on the ignition → mettre le contact
to switch off the ignition, to turn off the ignition → couper le contact
to put the key in the ignition → mettre la clé de contactignition key n (for car)clé f de contact

ignition

n
Entzünden nt, → Anzünden nt
(Aut) → Zündung f; we have ignition (of rocket)„Zündung“

ignition

(Aut) in cpdsZünd-;
ignition coil
nZündspule f
ignition key
ignition lock
nZündschloss nt
ignition switch
nZündschalter m

ignition

[ɪgˈnɪʃn] n (Aut) → accensione f (Chem) → ignizione f
to switch on/off the ignition → accendere/spegnere il motore

ignite

(igˈnait) verb
to (cause to) catch fire. Petrol is easily ignited.
ignition (igˈniʃən) noun
1. the instrument in a car etc which ignites the petrol in the engine. He switched on the car's ignition.
2. the act of igniting.

ignition

إِشْتِعَالٌ zapalování antændelse Zündung ανάφλεξη encendido sytytys allumage paljenje accensione 点火装置 점화 ontsteking tenning zapłon ignição зажигание tändning กระบวนการเผาไหม้ของเครื่องยนต์ ateşleme bộ phận đánh lửa 点火
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