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swept volume Line breaks: swept vol¦ume

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of swept volume in English:


The volume through which a piston or plunger moves as it makes a stroke.
Example sentences
  • The swept volume is the amount of volume that the piston moves through as it moves up and down.
  • The swept volume of the primary cylinder remains the same throughout any given range.
  • Between range changes, the Waters pump increases flow rate by increasing frequency of pumping and without also increasing the swept volume.
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