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Definition of Internal-combustion engine

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engine which is powered by an explosion of fuel and air from within the engine
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internal-combustion engine
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Noun
1. a heat engine in which combustion occurs inside the engine rather than in a separate furnace; heat expands a gas that either moves a piston or turns a gas turbine
(synonym) ICE
(hypernym) heat engine
(hyponym) diesel, diesel engine, diesel motor
(part-holonym) motorboat, powerboat
(part-meronym) engine block, cylinder block, block
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BTS Transportation Expressions
An engine in which the power is developed through the expansive force of fuel that is fired or discharged within a closed chamber or cylinder. (TRB1)
By the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Glossary of petroleum Industry
a heat engine in which the pressure necessary to produce motion of the mechanism results from the ignition or burning of a fuel-air mixture within the engine cylinder.
Internal-combustion engine Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Energy Glossary
An engine in which fuel is burned inside the engine. A car's gasoline engine or rotary engine is an example of a internal combustion engine. It differs from engines having an external furnace, such as a steam engine.
Dictionary of Automotive Terms
An engine that burns fuel within itself as a means of developing power. Also see external combustion engine .
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Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
The internal combustion engine is an engine in which the combustion of a fuel (normally a fossil fuel) occurs with an oxidizer (usually air) in a combustion chamber that is an integral part of the working fluid flow circuit. In an internal combustion engine (ICE) the expansion of the high-temperature and high-pressure gases produced by combustion apply direct force to some component of the engine. The force is applied typically to pistons, turbine blades, or a nozzle. This force moves the component over a distance, transforming chemical energy into useful mechanical energy. The first commercially successful internal combustion engine was created by Étienne Lenoir.

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Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
An engine in which both the heat energy and the ensuing mechanical energy are produced inside the engine. Includes gas turbines, spark ignition gas, and compression ignition diesel engines.
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