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Meaning of detonation

det•o•na•tion

Pronunciation: (det"n-ā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of detonating.
  2. an explosion.
  3. the premature spontaneous burning of a fuel–air mixture in an internal-combustion engine due to the high temperature of air compressed in a cylinder.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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