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TURBOFAN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does turbofan mean? 

TURBOFAN (noun)
  The noun TURBOFAN has 2 senses:

1. an airplane propelled by a fanjet engine
2. a jet engine in which a fan driven by a turbine provides extra air to the burner and gives extra thrust

  Familiarity information: TURBOFAN used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TURBOFAN (noun)


Sense 1turbofan [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An airplane propelled by a fanjet engine

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

fan-jet; fanjet; turbofan; turbojet

Hypernyms ("turbofan" is a kind of...):

jet; jet plane; jet-propelled plane (an airplane powered by one or more jet engines)

Meronyms (parts of "turbofan"):

fan-jet; fanjet; fanjet engine; turbofan; turbofan engine; turbojet; turbojet engine (a jet engine in which a fan driven by a turbine provides extra air to the burner and gives extra thrust)


Sense 2turbofan [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A jet engine in which a fan driven by a turbine provides extra air to the burner and gives extra thrust

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

turbojet engine; fanjet engine; turbofan engine; fan-jet; turbojet; turbofan; fanjet

Hypernyms ("turbofan" is a kind of...):

jet engine (a gas turbine produces a stream of hot gas that propels a jet plane by reaction propulsion)

Meronyms (parts of "turbofan"):

afterburner (a device injects fuel into a hot exhaust for extra thrust)

gas turbine (turbine that converts the chemical energy of a liquid fuel into mechanical energy by internal combustion; gaseous products of the fuel (which is burned in compressed air) are expanded through a turbine)

Holonyms ("turbofan" is a part of...):

fan-jet; fanjet; turbofan; turbojet (an airplane propelled by a fanjet engine)

propjet; turbo-propeller plane; turboprop (an airplane with an external propeller that is driven by a turbojet engine)


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