ven·​tu·​ri | \ ven-ˈtu̇r-ē How to pronounce venturi (audio) \

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)

Examples of venturi in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Active aero considerations, including venturi tunnels underneath and a rear wing, will purportedly combine for a staggering 1,322 pounds of downforce at 150 mph. Viju Mathew, Robb Report, 15 July 2021 Its keening climb to the redline is an orchestra of solid-lifter clatter, half-civilized exhaust bark, and the vigorous snorting of air through one hungry venturi. Don Sherman, Car and Driver, 31 Aug. 2020 The most obvious place to begin is at the rear, where the central venturi tunnels dump their airflow. Davey G. Johnson, Car and Driver, 12 July 2017

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First Known Use of venturi

1887, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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“Venturi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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Ven·​tu·​ri | \ ven-ˈtu̇r-ē How to pronounce Venturi (audio) \

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Robert Charles 1925–2018 American architect


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