barostat


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barostat

[′bar·ə‚stat]
(engineering)
A mechanism which maintains constant pressure inside a chamber.

barostat

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A fuel relief valve whose operation is controlled by the air intake air pressure. It was used in early fuel systems and has been replaced by barometric pressure control.
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