turbofan


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tur·bo·fan

 (tûr′bō-făn′)
n.
1. A turbojet engine in which a fan supplements the total thrust by forcing air directly into the hot turbine exhaust.
2. An aircraft in which a turbofan is used. In both senses also called fanjet.
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turbofan

(ˈtɜːbəʊˌfæn)
n
1. (Aeronautics) Also called: high bypass ratio engine a type of by-pass engine in which a large fan driven by a turbine and housed in a short duct forces air rearwards around the exhaust gases in order to increase the propulsive thrust
2. (Aeronautics) an aircraft driven by one or more turbofans
3. (Aeronautics) the ducted fan in such an engine
Also called (for senses 1, 2): fanjet
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fan′jet`

or fan′ jet`,



n.
1. Also called turbofan. a jet engine having a large impeller that takes in air for use partly for the combustion of fuel and partly as exhaust.
2. an airplane having such engines.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.turbofan - an airplane propelled by a fanjet engine
fanjet engine, turbofan engine, turbojet engine, turbojet, turbofan, fanjet, fan-jet - a jet engine in which a fan driven by a turbine provides extra air to the burner and gives extra thrust
jet, jet plane, jet-propelled plane - an airplane powered by one or more jet engines
2.turbofan - a jet engine in which a fan driven by a turbine provides extra air to the burner and gives extra thrustturbofan - a jet engine in which a fan driven by a turbine provides extra air to the burner and gives extra thrust
afterburner - a device injects fuel into a hot exhaust for extra thrust
fanjet, fan-jet, turbofan, turbojet - an airplane propelled by a fanjet engine
gas turbine - turbine that converts the chemical energy of a liquid fuel into mechanical energy by internal combustion; gaseous products of the fuel (which is burned in compressed air) are expanded through a turbine
jet engine - a gas turbine produces a stream of hot gas that propels a jet plane by reaction propulsion
propjet, turboprop, turbo-propeller plane - an airplane with an external propeller that is driven by a turbojet engine
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Translations

turbofan

[ˈtɜːbəʊfæn] Nturboventilador m
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