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ven·tu·ri

 (vĕn-to͝or′ē)
n. pl. ven·tu·ris
1. A short tube with a constricted throat used to determine fluid pressures and velocities by measurement of differential pressures generated at the throat as a fluid traverses the tube.
2. A constricted throat in the air passage of a carburetor, causing a reduction in pressure that results in fuel vapor being drawn out of the carburetor bowl.

[After Giovanni Battista Venturi (1746-1822), Italian physicist.]
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Venturi

(vɛnˈtjʊərɪ)
n
(Biography) Robert. born 1925, US architect, a pioneer of the postmodernist style. His writings include Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture (1966)
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Noun1.Venturi - United States architect (born in 1925)
2.Venturi - a tube with a constrictionventuri - a tube with a constriction; used to control fluid flow (as in the air inlet of a carburetor)
carburetor, carburettor - mixes air with gasoline vapor prior to explosion
tube, tubing - conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases
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