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compressed air Explained

compressed air at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Air reduced in volume and held under pressure. Force from compressed air is used to operate numerous tools and instruments, incl. rock drills, train brake systems, riveters, forging presses, paint sprayers, and atomizers. Bellows have been used since the Early Bronze age to provide air for smelting and forging. The 20th cent. witnessed a large increase in the use of compressed-air devices. The introduction of jet engines for military and passenger aircraft stimulated the use and improvement of centrifugal and axial-flow compressors. Digital-logic pneumatic-control components (developed in the 1960s) can be used in power and control systems (see pneumatic device).

compressed air at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

compressed air
n : air at a pressure greater than that of the atmosphere;
"compressed air is often used to power machines"

compressed air at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Noun

Inter: wikipedi » a
Inter: en-noun » head=compressed air|-
  • Air which has been reduced in volume and increased in pressure; it is used to power machinery etc

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » air increased in pressure
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|壓縮空氣|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|压缩空气|tr=yāsuō kōngqì|sc=Hani
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|air comprimé|m
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Druckluft|f


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|圧縮空気|tr=あっしゅくくうき, asshuku kūki|sc=Jpan, Inter: t- » ja|圧搾空気|tr=あっさくくうき, assaku kūki|sc=Jpan
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|сжатый воздух|m|tr=sžátyj vózdux|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » compressed air
    Translation: ru » compressed air
    Translation: ta » compressed air
    Translation: zh » compressed air