venturi tube

or Ven·tu·ri tube

[ ven-too r-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.

Origin of venturi tube

named after G. B. Venturi (1746–1822), Italian physicist whose work led to its invention Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for venturi tube

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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