venturi

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

Definition of venturi

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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)

Venturi

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

Definition of Venturi (Entry 2 of 2)

Robert Charles 1925–     American architect

Examples of venturi in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The most obvious place to begin is at the rear, where the central venturi tunnels dump their airflow. Davey G. Johnson, Car and Driver, "Valkyrie Exposed! Aston Martin Reveals Wild Hypercar Images and Details," 12 July 2017

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First Known Use of venturi

Noun

1887, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for venturi

Noun

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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The first known use of venturi was in 1887

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“Venturi.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/venturi. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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