subsonic inlet[¦səb′sän·ik ′in‚let]
An entrance or orifice for the admission of fluid flowing at speeds less than the speed of sound in the fluid.
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A divergentshaped duct that acts as a subsonic diffuser. The incoming air remains at a subsonic speed throughout the inlet.
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