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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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