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  • Stratified charge engine — The stratified charge engine is a type of internal combustion engine, similar in some ways to the Diesel cycle, but running on normal gasoline. The name refers to the layering of fuel/air mixture, the charge inside the cylinder.In a traditional… …   Wikipedia

  • stratified charge engine — noun : an internal combustion engine in which the fuel charge is divided into two layers with a rich mixture in a small volume close to the spark plug that by its combustion promotes the ignition of a lean mixture in the remainder of the cylinder …   Useful english dictionary

  • stra|ti|fied-charge engine — «STRAT uh fyd CHAHRJ», an internal combustion engine whose cylinders are divided into two chambers containing different mixtures of fuel and air: »In the stratified charge engine…there are zones that are fuel rich or fuel poor (H. Martin Malin,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • stratified charge engine — an internal combustion engine in which a small charge of a rich fuel mixture is ignited first and used to improve combustion of a larger charge of a lean fuel mixture. Also, stratified charge engine. [1960 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • stratified charge engine — An internal combustion engine in which a small portion of extremely rich fuel and air is ignited and in turn ignites a much leaner fuel air mixture. The lean mixture might not fire by itself unless it is ignited by the flame of the burning rich… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • stratified charge engine — noun Date: 1962 an internal combustion engine in whose cylinders the combustion of fuel in a layer of rich fuel air mixture promotes ignition in a greater volume of lean mixture …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Charge — or charged may refer to: Charge (basketball), illegal contact by pushing or moving into another player s torso Charge (fanfare), a six note trumpet or bugle piece denoting the call to rush forward Charge (heraldry), any object depicted on a… …   Wikipedia

  • engine type — Over the years of engine development, several types or configurations have been made. All of them relate to the position of the valves and the camshaft (s) that operates them. air cooled engine An engine which is not cooled by antifreeze but by… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • engine — A device for changing fuel energy to mechanical energy. The term applies to the primary source of power generation. In Britain there is a desire to make a clear distinction between engine and motor so that motor refers only to electric power… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Engine braking — is where the retarding forces within an engine are used to slow a vehicle down, as opposed to using an external braking mechanism, for example friction brakes or magnetic brakes. The term is often confused with several other types of braking,… …   Wikipedia

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