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au•to•ig•ni•tion



Pronunciation: (ô"tō-ig-nish'un), [key]
n.
1. Auto.the spontaneous ignition of fuel when introduced into the combustion chamber of an internal-combustion engine, as a result either of glowing carbon in the chamber or of the heat of compression.
2. See spontaneous combustion.

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