Definition of Combustion. Meaning of Combustion. Synonyms of Combustion

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Definition of Combustion

Combustion
Combustion Com*bus"tion (?; 106), n. [L. combustio: cf. F. combustion.] 1. The state of burning. 2. (Chem.) The combination of a combustible with a supporter of combustion, producing heat, and sometimes both light and heat. Combustion results in common cases from the mutual chemical action and reaction of the combustible and the oxygen of the atmosphere, whereby a new compound is formed. --Ure. Supporter of combustion (Chem.), a gas, as oxygen, the combination of which with a combustible, as coal, constitutes combustion. 3. Violent agitation; confusion; tumult. [Obs.] There [were] great combustions and divisions among the heads of the university. --Mede. But say from whence this new combustion springs. --Dryden.

Meaning of Combustion from wikipedia

- Combustion, or burning, is a high-temperature exothermic redox chemical reaction between a fuel (the reductant) and an oxidant, usually atmospheric oxygen...
- internal combustion engine (ICE or IC engine) is a heat engine in which the combustion of a fuel occurs with an oxidizer (usually air) in a combustion chamber...
- Spontaneous human combustion (SHC) is the pseudoscientific concept of the combustion of a living (or recently deceased) human body without an apparent...
- Spontaneous combustion or spontaneous ignition is a type of combustion which occurs by self-heating (increase in temperature due to exothermic internal...
- A combustion engine is an engine which generates mechanical power by combustion of a fuel. Combustion engines are of two general types: Internal combustion...
- the combustion of a specified amount of it. The calorific value is the total energy released as heat when a substance undergoes complete combustion with...
- internal combustion engine vehicle (HICEV) is a type of hydrogen vehicle using an internal combustion engine. Hydrogen internal combustion engine vehicles...
- A combustion chamber is part of an internal combustion engine in which the fuel/air mix is burned. For steam engines, the term has also been used for an...
- gaseous combustion products in the combustion chamber, causing them to expand and drive a piston, which turns a crankshaft. Unlike internal combustion engines...
- knock, pinging or pinking) in spark ignition internal combustion engines occurs when combustion of some of the air/fuel mixture in the cylinder does not...