internal-combustion engine


internal-combustion engine
internal-combustion engine NOUN an engine in which power is generated by the expansion of hot gases from the burning of fuel with air inside the engine.

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  • internal-combustion engine — vidaus degimo variklis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. combustion motor; explosion engine; internal combustion engine vok. Explosionsmotor, m; Verbrennungskraftmaschine, f; Verbrennungsmotor, m rus. двигатель внутреннего сгорания, m… …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • Internal combustion engine —   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.   California Energy… …   Energy terms


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