Etymology
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ignition (n.)

1610s, "act of heating to the point of combustion," from French ignition or directly from Medieval Latin ignitionem (nominative ignitio), noun of action from past-participle stem of Latin ignire "set on fire," from ignis "fire" (see igneous). Meaning "means of sparking a fire" (originally in a gun) is from 1881; meaning "means of sparking an internal combustion engine" is from 1906.

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Definitions of ignition

ignition (n.)
the process of initiating combustion or catching fire;
ignition (n.)
the mechanism that ignites the fuel in an internal-combustion engine;
Synonyms: ignition system
ignition (n.)
the act of setting something on fire;
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