internal combustion

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Noun1.internal combustion - the combustion of fuel inside a cylinder (as in an internal-combustion engine)internal combustion - the combustion of fuel inside a cylinder (as in an internal-combustion engine)
combustion, burning - a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light
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(inˈtəːnl) adjective
1. of, on or in the inside of something (eg a person's body). The man suffered internal injuries in the accident.
2. concerning what happens within a country etc, rather than its relationship with other countries etc. The prime ministers agreed that no country should interfere in another country's internal affairs.
inˈternally adverb
internal combustion
a means of producing power eg in the engine of a motor car by the burning of a fuel gas (eg petrol vapour) inside the cylinder(s) of the engine.
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According to Liebig, man's body is a stove, and food the fuel which keeps up the internal combustion in the lungs.
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The sales volume of garden machinery-use internal combustion engines totalled 4.
IMechE Internal Combustion Engines; Improving Fuel Economy and Emissions (2011: IMechE, London, UK)
Because the internal combustion engine is a compression device, too much of the fuel goes to feed it.
There is also research on alternative fuels such as syngas and hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engines.
Though these technologies can be integrated into vehicles powered by an internal combustion engine or a hybrid powertrain, Dave Royce, director, Corporate Strategy, Siemens VDO says, "Under optimum conditions today's gas and diesel engines use less than 50% of the theoretically available energy for vehicle propulsion.
And fuel cells produce energy with far less waste than internal combustion engines.
Introduce restrictions on the use of the internal combustion engine.
Genesis World Energy, Boise, Idaho, the company behind a revolutionary energy generation technology introduced in December 2002, has introduced an automotive and transportation application that creates an on-demand source of hydrogen fuel for internal combustion engines.
Prior to installing the microturbine system for the Verdugo Mountains Landfill, Burbank had used an internal combustion engine to convert its methane into electricity from 1986 to 1993.
LONDON -- What is the size of the internal combustion engine filter markets in different countries of Asia?

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