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Etimology : from L. ignitus, pp. of ignire "set fire." Attested earlier as an adj. (1560). Ignition is from 1612, "act of heating to the point of combustion;" meaning "means of sparking an internal combustion engine" is from 1881.
Function : noun

1. The act or action of making a process start in a sudden way, generally applied to fire, or an engin, but it could be applied to an investigation, a social event, a social reaction, or a preference.

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