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Definition of the noun air compressor

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  1. a compressor that takes in air at atmospheric pressure and delivers it at a higher pressure
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: compressor = a mechanical device that compresses gasses

Alternative definition of the noun air compressor


  1. A machine for generating compressed air, typically for use by air-powered tools or paint sprayers.

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Google previewDictionary Of Civil Engineering (1992)

by John S. Scott

air compressor See compressor. air content of fresh concrete The air content of fresh concrete is measured, under BS 1881, by applying air pressure to an enclosed sample of known volume and measuring the reduction in volume. air embolism Caisson disease. air-entrained concrete A concrete used for making roads. It has about 5% air and is therefore less dense than ordinary good concrete, but it has excellent frost resistance.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Automotive Engineering (2015)

by David Crolla

Supercharger The supercharger is an air compressor, which may be either a positive displacement or a rotordynamic type (pressure wave superchargers are discussed in Section 4.5). Common types of positive displacement compressor are the Roots blower, Lysholm screw compressor, and sliding vane compressor ( Figure 3). Positive displacement compressors deliver a fixed volume of air per revolution, and if the supercharger is driven directly from the engine shaft, it is ideally ...

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