or Ven·tu·ri tube
[ ven-toor-ee ]
/ vɛnˈtʊər i /
a device for measuring the flow of a fluid, consisting of a tube with a short, narrow center section and widened, tapered ends, so that a fluid flowing through the center section at a higher velocity than through an end section creates a pressure differential that is a measure of the flow of the fluid.
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Origin of venturi tube
named after G. B. Venturi (1746–1822), Italian physicist whose work led to its invention
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British Dictionary definitions for venturi tube
/ (vɛnˈtʃuːrI) /
physics a device for measuring fluid flow, consisting of a tube so constricted that the pressure differential produced by fluid flowing through the constriction gives a measure of the rate of flow
Also called: venturi a tube with a constriction used to reduce or control fluid flow, as one in the air inlet of a carburettor
Word Origin for Venturi tube
C19: named after G. B. Venturi (1746–1822), Italian physicist
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