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)
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The most obvious place to begin is at the rear, where the central venturi tunnels dump their airflow.
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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: 1887See Words from the same year
Definition of Venturi
Robert Charles 1925– American architect
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