Automotive Dictionary: Compression Ignition Engine

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Automotive Dictionary: Compression Ignition Engine
Throughout this site we use many technical terms, and given the breadth of readership our site enjoys, sometimes we are remiss and incorrectly assume everyone knows what we are referring to. For those that do not, here are some explanations of the technical terms use.
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Compression-Ignition Engine


Internal combustion engine which is fired by the heat generated by highly-compressed air and not by sparkplugs. Such engines have compression ratios twice to three times as high as spark-ignition engines.
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