venturi


ven·tu·ri

noun \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

Ven·tu·ri

biographical name \ven-ˈtr-ē\

Definition of VENTURI

Robert Charles 1925– Am. architect

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: Venturia
Previous Word in the Dictionary: venturesome
All Words Near: venturi

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up venturi? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).