from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Venturi, Robert Charles Born 1925. American architect who led the postmodern reaction to functionalism. His eclectic, sometimes humorous designs often incorporate historical references.

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  • n. United States architect (born in 1925)
  • n. a tube with a constriction; used to control fluid flow (as in the air inlet of a carburetor)


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  • When Salvi participates in an armored car robbery, Venturi is fired for not watching the gangster closer.

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  • As captain of the U.S. team, Venturi is faced with the task of producing a team that can be competitive, if not dominant, yet avoid the acrimony that surrounded the Ryder Cup last year in Boston.

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  • Venturi is a patriot, who was moved by the bombing of the USS Cole in a terrorist attack last week in Yemen.

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  • Still, Venturi is glad to have the man who he says is

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  • Gildo Pallanca Pastor, CEO of Venturi, which is pushing electric vehicle technology to its limits with the "Fetish" electric sports car and a project for an electric vehicle designed for Antarctica, also sees safety as a key issue. RSS Feed

  • This is known as the Venturi effect, for Giovanni Venturi, who figured it out a couple hundred years ago.

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  • And it uses a different kind of physics, called the Venturi effect. Top headlines

  • The story of the study of Caravaggio in the 20th century, and especially its second half, and on into the first decade of the 21st has on the whole been a cause for celebration, from the early pioneers such as Venturi and Longhi to his modern exegetes.

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  • "The most rent authorities (such as Venturi, Storia dell 'Arte Italiana, 1903, who cites Stiehl, 1898) accept the view hat the vaults are of foreign fashion derived from Burgundy, and were about contemporaneous with the campanile [1129] ....

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  • Outside the mainstream car makers, French battery manufacturer Bollor é and Italian car designer Pininfarina teamed up in 2009 to create the 'Bluecar' – a hybrid of electric and solar – and for the true renewable disciple there is the Venturi autonomous energy vehicle that runs purely on wind and solar power.

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