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orifice meter

  

      n     (Engineering)   a plate having a central hole that is placed across the flow of a liquid, usually between flanges in a pipeline. The pressure difference generated by the flow velocity through the hole enables the flow quantity to be measured  
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orifice  
      n  
Chiefly technical   an opening or mouth into a cavity; vent; aperture  
     (C16: via French from Late Latin orificium, from Latin os mouth + facere to make)  


orifice meter  
      n     (Engineering)   a plate having a central hole that is placed across the flow of a liquid, usually between flanges in a pipeline. The pressure difference generated by the flow velocity through the hole enables the flow quantity to be measured  

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orifice

  
  
aperture, cleft, hole, mouth, opening, perforation, pore, rent, vent  

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orrice, oriflamme, oribi

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