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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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roads intersection; 2) install sedimentation basin near north inlet; 3) reconstruct 2,200 feet of 36-inch RCP and 6 inlets in ditch along west side of Saticoy Ave.
By drawing on the merits of the existing airplane configuration design philosophy, a novel forebody design methodology which by rotating and assembling two waverider-based surfaces is firstly introduced, and a body-wing-blending configuration with double flanking air inlets layout is also presented.
As they pass through the inlets and cuts, schools of tarpon in sizes from 20 pounds to 200 pounds start feeding on those shrimp.
Traykovski was among researchers from several institutions who have converged on New River Inlet in a five-year project funded by the Office of Naval Research to study the complex dynamics that move water and sand in inlets and river mouths.
A fourth plenum design parameter was the ratio of flow from the top to the flow from two inlets on the sides of the plenum.
However, the extra square inlet reduces the force of the suction of the larger inlet because the suction power is divided among two suction inlets.
In Xcaret, water is omnipresent: ocean, lagoons, inlets, underground rivers - all set among dense jungle foliage.
Most of ENC's noise-suppression projects deal with such equipment as vertical cooling fans (inlet and outlet), horizontal cooling fans (inlet and outlet), engine exhausts, engine combustion air inlets and building ventilation.
The Curb Inlet Drain Diaper Insert is currently available for storm sewer inlets with open curb sides.
The four dies with the center-fed inlets are displayed in Fig.
9 million, is for 66 ship-sets of structural inlets as part of the Propulsion Modernization Program on this aircraft.
Description : This project typically funds reconstruction of approximately 20 storm inlets annually.