Definitions for: Ignition


[n] the act of setting on fire or catching fire
[n] the mechanism that ignites the fuel in an internal-combustion engine
[n] the process of initiating combustion



Webster (1913) Definition: Ig*ni"tion, n. [Cf. F. ignition.]
1. The act of igniting, kindling, or setting on fire.

2. The state of being ignited or kindled. --Sir T. Browne.

Synonyms: firing, ignition system, inflammation, kindling, lighting

See Also: action, activity, burning, combustion, distributer, distributor, electrical distributor, electrical system, ignition coil, ignition switch, magneto, magnetoelectric machine, mechanism, natural action, natural process, plug, spark coil, spark gap, spark plug, sparking plug, spontaneous combustion

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