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  1. (noun) The raising of a substance to its ignition point, as by electric current, friction, or mechanical shock.
  2. (noun) An electrical system, typically powered by a battery or magneto, that provides the spark to ignite the fuel mixture in an internal-combustion engine.
  3. (noun) A switch that activates this system.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. They don't seem to make em with anything but plastic stocks, but I think the electric spark ignition is such a great idea, I'd love to try it out. - muzzleloaders
  2. As I noted in an earlier post, a keyed ignition is far more effective at turning off a runaway engine than a new high-tech keyless engine, not to mention safer. - May « 2010 « L.E. Modesitt, Jr. – The Official Website
  3. So, perfect deduction of the environmental disaster now in ignition may be impossible. - Environmentalist Forecasting Model, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
  4. The Grandcamp explosion destroyed the Monsanto Chemical Company plant and resulted in ignition of refineries and chemical tanks on the waterfront. - The Volokh Conspiracy » Shahzad and Miranda Rights
  5. Examples of prolonged human combustion are, admittedly, rare but this should not be taken as evidence that an unusual source of ignition is involved. - The Sudden Curve:


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