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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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The Super Hornet design differs in that it combines slightly curved inlets with a blocking device on the engine face.
In this cycle, high pressure motive flow leaving the condenser enters the ejector through the motive inlet.
This study involves the comparison of scramjet inlet performances, which is specifically designed for the Mach number of 10, under different flight regimes.
The current air-breathing hypersonic vehicles can be mainly divided into two categories according to the different inlet layouts, i.
Some of these inlets have depths of 40 feet or more.
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.
1) Generally, the assistant should position the shaft of the HVE attachment on the opposite side of where the dentist's hand mirror and aerosol-producing instrument are located, to reduce the chance of the HVE shaft or inlet obstructing the dentist's view of the work area.
The sprawling, all-inclusive resort is set among acres of mangroves, and there's a snorkeling inlet, two ocean-view pools (without annoying party hosts with microphones), an aviary, botanical gardens and a massive, freshwater lagoon.
As well as reducing noise, ENC's cooler inlet silencers have been found to improve cooler fan efficiency.
The curb inlet and the catch basin Drain Diaper inserts are a cost-effective way to avoid contaminating our water supplies and to meet best-management-practice requirements of the Clean Water Act.
KDOT has constructed a number of the newly designed flume inlets, whose overall performance has been good, indicating that the design equations are accurate.