venturi

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noun ven·tu·ri \ven-ˈtu̇r-ē\

Definition of venturi

  1. :  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 and Etymology of venturi

after Giovanni Battista Venturi *1746 †1822 Italian physicist, who described the decrease in fluid pressure that takes place in such a tube in 1797


First Known Use: 1887


Venturi

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

Definition of Venturi

  1. Robert Charles 1925–     American architect


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