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vent

1. the shaft of a volcano or an aperture in the earth's crust through which lava and gases erupt
2. the external opening of the urinary or genital systems of lower vertebrates

vent

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(engineering)
A small passage made with a needle through stemming, for admitting a squib to enable the charge to be lighted.
A hole, extending up through the bearing at the top of the core-barrel inner tube, which allows the water and air in the upper part of the inner tube to escape into the borehole.
A small hole in the upper end of a core-barrel inner tube that allows water and air in the inner tube to escape into the annular space between the inner and outer barrels.
An opening provided for the discharge of pressure or the release of pressure from tanks, vessels, reactors, processing equipment, and so on.
A pipe for providing airflow to or from a drainage system or for circulating air within the system to protect trap seals from siphonage and back pressure.
(geology)
The opening of a volcano on the surface of the earth.
(metallurgy)
A small opening in a casting mold to allow for the escape of gases.
(zoology)
The external opening of the cloaca or rectum, especially in fish, birds, and amphibians.

vent

1. A pipe installed to provide a flow of air to or from a drainage system or to provide a circulation of air within such system to protect trap seals from siphonage and back pressure.
2. A Vent connector.
3. A Vent system.
4. AVentilator, 3.
5. A stack designed to allow moisture vapor or other gas from inside a building or building system to escape into the atmosphere.

vENT.

On drawings, abbr. for “ventilate.”

vent

i. An opening to the atmosphere to spill excess pressure to the atmosphere, as in fuel tanks.
ii. The holes in aircraft skin for static pressure pickup. Also called static ports. See velocity pressure.
iii. An opening in the center of a parachute canopy for its stabilization. See also parachute vent.
References in classic literature ?
as in the case of the glaciers) we suppose them to have taken place at corresponding distances in Europe: -- then would the land from the North Sea to the Mediterranean have been violently shaken, and at the same instant of time a large tract of the eastern coast of England would have been permanently elevated, together with some outlying islands, -- a train of volcanos on the coast of Holland would have burst forth in action, and an eruption taken place at the bottom of the sea, near the northern extremity of Ireland -- and lastly, the ancient vents of Auvergne, Cantal, and Mont d'Or would each have sent up to the sky a dark column of smoke, and have long remained in fierce action.
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A variety of vent-port designs have been developed for co-rotating twin-screw extruders to accommodate a wide range of applications and materials; these include vent stuffers, elongated vent barrels, and side vents.
A more serious issue would be a gas trap where the flow fronts collapse with no opportunity to vent to the atmosphere, often due to "race tracking" of the melt front (see, for example, Figure 2).
A basic configuration of EcoNet's wireless vents and a SmartThings controller adds convenience and improved HVAC comfort and efficiency to the standard home.
The exhaust vent has a 90-degree downward fitting, and the intake has a 90-degree horizontal fitting facing away from the exhaust vent.
The vents are relatively lightweight, as they are smaller than standard nameless vents.
At left, Jason pilots use the robot's manipulator arm to deploy a specially made device to collect vent fluids and maintain them under high pressure.
A related species, Rimicaris exoculata, has been found living at the edge of another deep-sea vent 4,000 kilometers away on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
A Just think of the vent as an airbrick and if the holes have been filled in with paint or are low, they tend to get blocked by dirt or soil.
A low-quality air vent that size provides no security against robbers as they can easily dismantle and fit through the opening.
London, Jan 11 ( ANI ): In a new study, scientists have revealed the details of the world's most extreme deep-sea volcanic vents, 5 kilometres down in a rift in the Caribbean seafloor.