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inlet

1. a narrow inland opening of the coastline
2. 
a. a passage, valve, or part through which a substance, esp a fluid, enters a device or machine
b. (as modifier): an inlet valve

inlet

[′in‚let]
(engineering)
An entrance or orifice for the admission of fluid.
(geography)
A short, narrow waterway connecting a bay or lagoon with the sea.
A recess or bay in the shore of a body of water.
A waterway flowing into a larger body of water.

inlet

An entrance or orifice for the admission of a fluid. The term normally is used with other words as a prefix, such as in inlet air, inlet air temperature, inlet casing, inlet duct, inlet guide van, inlet port, inlet valve, etc. See inlet case.
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He equipped his catamaran kayak with two types of sonar and a high-resolution GPS and traversed the inlet channel, grabbing precisely located sonar images of seabed sand patterns as he went.
The Company's permitting plan was implemented approximately 18 months ago and is on schedule for completion prior to the arrival of the Endeavour-Spirit of Independence jack-up rig in Cook Inlet.
The plenum method is a laboratory simulation of an ideal installation, with the diffuser inlet connected to a large plenum with ideally stagnant air.
The assistant generally positions the HVE suction inlet lingual to the teeth being worked on, with the HVE shaft protruding laterally towards the side of the patient's face that is opposite the side where the teeth that the dentist is working on are located.
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In conjunction with Swig Equities and HelmsleySpear, the transaction will enable Inlet Capital Management, LLC to broaden its services in several new areas.
With regard to the location of the inlet, the "end inlet" refers to the design with the inlet pipe located to the left side of the distributing manifold and aligned straight with the manifold centerline, while the "side inlet" refers to the design with the inlet pipe located in the middle of the manifold and aligned at a 90degree angle with the manifold centerline.
Traditionally, Barrett esophagus is considered a distinct entity from esophageal inlet patch.
Upon entering the snorkeling inlet, we were immediately greeted by a sea turtle, as schools of fish glided about.
We were unable to find any published case report in the English-language literature in which esophageal inlet granuloma formed following nasogastric intubation.
As well as reducing noise, ENC's cooler inlet silencers have been found to improve cooler fan efficiency.