external-combustion

/ik sterr"nl keuhm bus"cheuhn/, adj.
noting or pertaining to an engine, as a steam engine, in which fuel ignition takes place outside the cylinder, turbine, or the like, in which heat energy is transformed into mechanical force.

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  • external combustion — ignition of fuel outside the cylinder of an engine …   English contemporary dictionary

  • external-combustion — /ik sterr nl keuhm bus cheuhn/, adj. noting or pertaining to an engine, as a steam engine, in which fuel ignition takes place outside the cylinder, turbine, or the like, in which heat energy is transformed into mechanical force …   Useful english dictionary

  • external-combustion engine — [eks tʉr′nəlkəm bus′chən, eks tʉrn′ lkəm bus′chən; ik stʉr′nəlkəm bus′chən, ik stʉrn′ lkəm bus′chən] n. an engine, as a steam engine, that obtains its power from heat produced by burning fuel outside the cylinder, turbine, etc. * * * …   Universalium

  • external-combustion engine — [eks tʉr′nəlkəm bus′chən, eks tʉrn′ lkəm bus′chən; ik stʉr′nəlkəm bus′chən, ik stʉrn′ lkəm bus′chən] n. an engine, as a steam engine, that obtains its power from heat produced by burning fuel outside the cylinder, turbine, etc …   English World dictionary

  • External combustion engine — An external combustion engine (EC engine) is a heat engine where an (internal) working fluid is heated by combustion of an external source, through the engine wall or a heat exchanger. The fluid then, by expanding and acting on the mechanism of… …   Wikipedia

  • external-combustion engine — noun a heat engine in which ignition occurs outside the chamber (cylinder or turbine) in which heat is converted to mechanical energy • Hypernyms: ↑heat engine • Hyponyms: ↑steam engine * * * noun : a heat engine that derives its heat from fuel… …   Useful english dictionary

  • external combustion engine — An engine that burns its fuel outside the engine. A steam engine is an external combustion engine …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • external-combustion engine — /əkˌstɜnəl kəmˈbʌstʃən ɛndʒən/ (say uhk.sternuhl kuhm buschuhn enjuhn) noun an engine in which the ignition of the fuel mixture takes place outside the engine cylinder. Compare internal combustion engine …   Australian English dictionary

  • external combustion engine — noun Date: 1915 a heat engine (as a steam engine) that derives its heat from fuel consumed outside the cylinder …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • external combustion stove — Смотри воздухонагреватель с выносной камерой …   Энциклопедический словарь по металлургии

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