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combustion
Subject Category
W Physical and Chemical Sciences
Definition
The chemical reaction of oxygen with another element or compound. The reaction is accompanied by the release of heat and, usually, light.
Definition Source
NAL Thesaurus Staff
RDF/XML Format:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/20526.rdf
Scope Note
Use for chemical reaction with oxygen producing heat; For the state of being on fire USE burning; For the intentional use of fire as a management practice USE prescribed burning.
Persistent URI:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/20526
Broader Term
oxidation
Narrower Term
fuel combustion
Related Term
bottom ash
burners
burning
combustion efficiency
convection
fire intensity
fire severity
flue gas
fly ash
internal combustion engines
prescribed burning
smoke
wood gas
Spanish
combustión
Term Number
20526