ignition system

noun
the mechanism that ignites the fuel in an internal-combustion engine
Syn: ↑ignition
Hypernyms: ↑mechanism
Part Holonyms: ↑electrical system
Part Meronyms:

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the system in an internal-combustion engine that produces the spark to ignite the mixture of fuel and air: includes the battery, ignition coil, distributor, spark plugs, and associated switches and wiring.
[1900-05]

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ignition system,
the system which serves to ignite the fuel mixture in an internal-combustion engine. Its main parts are usually a battery or magneto, an ignition coil, a distributor, and spark plugs. In diesel engines the compression of the fuel produces enough heat to cause ignition.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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