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1Spontaneous ignition of a combustible mixture, without an external source of ignition (such as a flame or spark); specifically this event in an internal-combustion engine.
2Automated ignition; a mechanism that ignites a gas jet or burner automatically.
Early 20th century. From auto- + ignition.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.