stratified charge engine


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strat·i·fied charge engine

(străt′ə-fīd′)
n.
An internal-combustion engine with a divided ignition cylinder that uses the ignition of rich fuel in a small chamber near the spark plug to improve the combustion of a very lean mixture throughout the rest of the cylinder.
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Suppose that the specification for a stratified charge engine, or some other design capable of qualitatively reducing emissions, were added to the bid requirements.