Definition of venturi in English:


Syllabification: ven·tu·ri
Pronunciation: /venˈto͝orē

noun (plural venturis)

  • A short piece of narrow tube between wider sections for measuring flow rate or exerting suction.
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    • With a suitable modification the apparatus may be used with a venturi tube for distillation under reduced pressure.
    • When the pressure in the venturi is lower than the atmospheric pressure, the gasoline in the float bowl enters the airstream going into the engine.
    • The accelerator pump, under rapid acceleration, ejaculates its charge of raw fuel through the discharge nozzles directly into the venturi.


late 19th century: named after Giovanni B. Venturi (1746–1822), Italian physicist.

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