fuel injection

fuel injection
noun Date: 1900 a usually electronically-controlled system for injecting a precise amount of atomized fuel into the cylinders or the intake airstream of an internal combustion engine • fuel-injected adjective

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  • fuel injection — fuel injection, adj. the spraying of liquid fuel into the cylinders or combustion chambers of an engine. [1895 1900] * * * In an internal combustion engine, introduction of fuel into the cylinders by a pump rather than by the suction created by… …   Universalium

  • fuel injection — Injection In*jec tion, n. [L. injectio : cf. F. injection.] 1. The act of injecting or throwing in; applied particularly to the forcible insertion of a liquid or gas, by means of a syringe, pump, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is injected;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fuel injection — n. 1. a system in which a fine spray of fuel is injected directly into each combustion chamber of an engine 2. such injection of fuel fuel injected adj …   English World dictionary

  • fuel injection — ► NOUN ▪ the direct introduction of fuel under pressure into the combustion units of an internal combustion engine. DERIVATIVES fuel injected adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • Fuel injection — Fuel rail connected to the injectors that are mounted just above the intake manifold on a four cylinder engine. Fuel injection …   Wikipedia

  • fuel injection — (FI) A fuel system that uses no carburetor but sprays fuel either directly into the cylinders or into the intake manifold just ahead of the cylinders. It uses an electronic sensing device to deliver the correct amount into the combustion chamber …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • fuel injection — noun mechanical system to inject atomized fuel directly into the cylinders of an internal combustion engine; avoids the need for a carburetor • Syn: ↑fuel injection system • Hypernyms: ↑mechanical system * * * ˈfuel injection [fuel injection] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fuel injection —   A fuel delivery system whereby gasoline is pumped to one or more fuel injectors under high pressure. The fuel injectors are valves that, at the appropriate times, open to allow fuel to be sprayed or atomized into a throttle bore or into the… …   Energy terms

  • fuel injection — A form of a fuel metering system for a reciprocating engine that injects fuel directly into the cylinder rather than mixing it with air before it is taken in through the intake valve. The two types of fuel injection systems are the direct… …   Aviation dictionary

  • fuel injection — N UNCOUNT Fuel injection is a system in the engines of some vehicles which forces fuel directly into the part of the engine where it is burned …   English dictionary

  • fuel injection — fuel in.jection n [U] a method of putting liquid fuel directly into an engine, which allows a car to ↑accelerate more quickly …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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