turbofan
noun Date: 1911 1. a fan that is directly connected to and driven by a turbine and is used to supply air for cooling, ventilation, or combustion 2. a jet engine having a turbofan

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  • Turbofán — Esquema de funcionamiento de un turbofán de alto índice de derivación. Los motores de aviación tipo turbofán (adaptación del término en inglés turbofan al español, se puede traducir como turbosoplante o turboventilador)[1] son una generación de …   Wikipedia Español

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  • turbofan — /terr boh fan /, n. a jet engine having a large impeller that takes in air, part of which is used in combustion of fuel, the remainder being mixed with the products of combustion to form a low velocity exhaust jet. Also called turbofan engine.… …   Universalium

  • turbofan — n. type of jet engine which includes a turbine driven fan for intake of air; aircraft powered by the turbofan engine (Aeronautics) …   English contemporary dictionary

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