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English noun: ignition

1. ignition (process) the process of initiating combustion or catching fire


Broader (hypernym)fire, flame, flaming


Narrower (hyponym)spontaneous combustion

2. ignition (artifact) the mechanism that ignites the fuel in an internal-combustion engine


Synonymsignition system


Broader (hypernym)mechanism


Part holonymdistributer, distributor, electrical distributor, ignition coil, ignition switch, magneto, magnetoelectric machine, plug, spark coil, spark gap, spark plug, sparking plug


Part meronymelectrical system

3. ignition (act) the act of setting something on fire


Synonymsfiring, inflammation, kindling, lighting


Broader (hypernym)burning, combustion









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