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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
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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.
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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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At this flow condition, it can also be concluded that inlet geometries with high diffusion rate closer to the engine face have relatively high performance in terms of both PR and DC (60).
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According to the desired working envelope provided by overall analysis, the flight altitude and the mass requirement of the inlet can be plotted versus flight Mach number in Figure 2.
The regulated pressure (i.e., the pressure at the PRV outlet) was measured under an inlet pressure 1.5 times the declared preset pressure and at a flow rate corresponding to a reference velocity of 1 m [s.sup.-1], as recommended by ISO 10522.
It can also be observed from Figure 7 that HPT inlet temperature has a positive influence on system performance.
Even at steady state, the reduced area filter print design does not allow the entire filter print inlet area to be used and instead pushes the metal through the center of the filter, as shown in Figure 5.
The Middle Ground Shoal leak and the fact that much of the Inlet's oil and gas infrastructure--owned and operated mostly by Hilcorp--is 40 years old or older, has spurred efforts to evaluate the resiliency of the complex system.
Knight Inlet is definitely the place to visit for a grizzly bear viewing holiday but you'll also find an array of other wildlife.
The primary purpose of an inlet (also referred to as an intake or diffuser) for any air-breathing propulsion system is to capture and compress air for processing by the remaining portions of the engine.
LNG teams continue refining the preferred route for the natural gas pipeline to cross Cook Inlet on its way to shore in Nikiski, site of the proposed liquefied natural gas plant.