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Diesel Engine

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Definition: An engine that operates under the compression-ignition principle. The compression ratio in the engine is often two to three times higher than in a gasoline engine. In turn, fuel burns without the need for a spark plug to initiate combustion. The higher compression ignition gives the diesel engine better efficiency and, hence, more miles per gallon.

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