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noun ven·tu·ri \ven-ˈtr-ē\

Definition of VENTURI

:  a short tube with a tapering constriction in the middle that causes an increase in the velocity of flow of a fluid and a corresponding decrease in fluid pressure and that is used especially in measuring fluid flow or for creating a suction (as for driving aircraft instruments or drawing fuel into the flow stream of a carburetor)

Origin of VENTURI

G. B. Venturi †1822 Italian physicist
First Known Use: 1887


biographical name Ven·tu·ri \ven-ˈtr-ē\

Definition of VENTURI

Robert Charles 1925– Am. architect


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