stratified charge engine


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stratified charge engine

[′strad·ə‚fīd ′chärj ‚en·jən]
(mechanical engineering)
An internal combustion engine that uses a fuel charge consisting of two layers; a rich mixture is close to the spark plug, and combustion promotes ignition of a lean mixture in the remainder of the cylinder.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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