- A rotor that draws air into the engine and is driven by a turbine. A compressor must provide the required pressure rise; the compression must be affected with the least possible loss; it must be aerodynamically stable over the operating range of RPM; and the tip speed must not approach too close to sonic speed. The two types of compressors are axial flow and centrifugal flow.Two types of compressors used in aero-engines.
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compressor — 1839, from L. compressor, agent noun from comprimere (see COMPRESS (Cf. compress)). As a type of surgical instrument, from 1870. As short for air compressor, from 1874 … Etymology dictionary
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compressor — |ô| adj. 1. Que comprime. • s. m. 2. [Anatomia] Músculo compressor. 3. [Cirurgia] Instrumento próprio para exercer compressão … Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa
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Compressor — [englisch, kəm presə], Kompressor … Universal-Lexikon
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compressor — [kəmpres′ər] n. 1. a person or thing that compresses 2. a muscle that compresses a part 3. a machine, esp. a pump, for compressing air, gas, etc … English World dictionary
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compressor — /keuhm pres euhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that compresses. 2. Anat. a muscle that compresses some part of the body. 3. Surg. an instrument for compressing a part of the body. 4. a pump or other machine for reducing volume and increasing pressure … Universalium
compressor — UK [kəmˈpresə(r)] / US [kəmˈpresər] noun [countable] Word forms compressor : singular compressor plural compressors a machine that compresses air or gas … English dictionary