nounRelated wordsCompare this with the four-stroke cycle which requires four strokes of the piston: for induction, compression, ignition,
and exhaust. (Automotive engineering: Vehicle components, Engine, transmission, and exhaust) A two-stroke cycle is the cycle of engine operation in which the induction, compression, ignition, and exhaust stroke take place within one revolution of the engine.
⇒ In theory, the two-stroke cycle diesel engine should develop twice as much power as a four-stroke cycle engine. ⇒ Two-stroke cycle gasoline engines are mainly used in scooters, motorcycles, and three-wheelers. ⇒ A two-stroke cycle engine accomplishes the full combustion sequence in just one crankshaft rotation.
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