from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several methods or mechanical systems by which a fuel is reduced to a fine spray and injected directly into the cylinders of an internal-combustion engine.
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- n. the delivery, under pressure, of a metered amount of fuel, as a fine spray, into the intake airflow or combustion chambers of an internal combustion engine
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a method of inserting fuel into internal-combustion engines by directly forcing the liquid fuel into the combustion chamber at an appropriate point in the piston cycle; in contrast to
carburetion, in which an air-fuel mixture is drawn in by the downward stroke of the piston.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. mechanical system to inject atomized fuel directly into the cylinders of an internal-combustion engine; avoids the need for a carburetor
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