autoignition temperature

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autoignition temperature

[¦ȯd·ō·ig¦nish·ən ′tem·prə·chər]
(chemistry)
The temperature at which a material (solid, liquid, or gas) will self-ignite and sustain combustion in air without an external spark or flame.
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