Definitions

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

  • n. 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.
  • n. 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Short of venturi tube.
  • n. The throat of a carburetor.
  • n. A constriction in the flow of air to lungs.

Etymologies

After Giovanni Battista Venturi (1746-1822), Italian physicist.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
After Giovanni Battista Venturi, Italian physicist. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In a bit of a driving rain storm, that seems just to have subsided, but moments ago as we were watching, the rain was blowing almost sideways due to the high winds around this building, a kind of venturi effect cased by tall building construction, make it just that much more complicated.

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  • The breakthrough that set the LuciaStove apart from similar gasifer stoves was Mulcahy's patented design which uses venturi holes to create negative pressure while a flame cap based on Fibonacci spiral geometry prevents oxygen from entering the pyrolysis chamber.

    Kelpie Wilson: WorldStove: Transforming Haiti and the World

  • You can certainly try mec.ca for the long johns, though; they ship pretty much everywhere, and have a range of cold weather clothing for everything from "a titch brisk" through "venturi effect wind at altitude".

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  • What's more, "There could be instances of ice forming inside the carburetor venturi that would cause future running problems after prolonged running with high humidity or blowing wet snow," says a Stihl spokesperson.

    Tip of the Day: Use a gas leaf blower to clear light snow

  • The steam gives you heating and also allows drawing a vacuum through a venturi-like device called an air ejector.

    SST Adjustment #2 « Climate Audit

  • He vowed to stop before the narrowing neck could create another venturi effect, but was so oppressed by now with high pressure that once more his judgement failed.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • [207] Quia nihil hoc cavilla proficiunt Judaei, ad figmentum venturi sui Messiae trahentes vetustum regni excidium.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 2

  • * Quia nihil hoc cavilla proficiunt Judaei, ad figmentum venturi sui

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  • Fed by compressed air line or tank, compressed air flows through a venturi Jet.

    7.1 Pneumatic jack hammer, drilling stand, jackleg

  • Calibrated bores for gas inlet, 7 Gas supply ring channel, 8 Groove for seal ring (O-ring), 9 Bore for venturi ring holder bolt; all dimensions according to calculations and engine inlet size (refer to Chapter 6).

    Chapter 18

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  • American Heritage Dictionary -
    ven·tu·ri Audio Help (věn-t�?�?r'ē) Pronunciation Key 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.

    May 5, 2008