Definition of Internal combustion

1. Noun. The combustion of fuel inside a cylinder (as in an internal-combustion engine).

Generic synonyms: Burning, Combustion

Definition of Internal combustion

1. Noun. The process where fuel is burned within an engine such as a diesel engine, producing power directly as opposed to externally such as in a steam engine. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Internal Combustion

internal base of skull
internal bias
internal branch of accessory nerve
internal branch of superior laryngeal nerve
internal canthus
internal capsule
internal capsule syndrome
internal carotid (nervous) plexus
internal carotid artery
internal carotid nerve
internal carotid venous plexus
internal cerebral vein
internal cerebral veins
internal collateral ligament of the wrist
internal combustion (current term)
internal combustion engine
internal conflict
internal control
internal conversion electron
internal decompression
internal diameter
internal drive
internal ear
internal energy
internal exile
internal fertilization
internal fistula

Literary usage of Internal combustion

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Heat and Thermodynamics by Francis M. Hartmann (1911)
"The most common fuels which may be used in internal combustion engines are: ... There are three typical methods for the operation of internal combustion ..."

2. A Short History of Science by William Thompson Sedgwick, Harry Walter Tyler (1917)
"This is what actually happens in the internal-combustion engine. The present enormous extent of the use of such engines for motors of all kinds, ..."

3. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1909)
"94016 B. Alcohol as a Fuel for Internal-Combustion Engines. Thomas L. White. ... The Use of Water and Steam in Internal-Combustion Engines. Henry Henderson. ..."

4. Principles of Ocean Transportation by Emory Richard Johnson, Grover Gerhardt Huebner (1918)
"Vessels with internal-combustion gas engines, 52. Those operated with refined oils, 53. Those operated with producer gas, 53. Unrigged craft, 54. ..."

5. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1911)
"Deals with the application of the internal-combustion engine to fishing and ... An outline of the writer's ideas concerning internal-combustion plants for ..."

6. Biennial Report by Nebraska Roads and Irrigation Dept (1906)
"THE VALUE OF ALCOHOL AS A FUEL FOR LAMPS AND internal combustion ENGINES. By JB Davidson. Associate Professor of Agricultural Engineering. ..."

7. Elements of Heat-power Engineering by Clarence Floyd Hirshfeld (1915)
"In internal-combustion engines with pro]>er design the highest temperature ... (b) During the past twenty years the use of internal-combustion engines has ..."

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