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English definition of “turbofan”

turbofan

noun [C]     /ˈtɜː.bəʊ.fæn/ US  /ˈtɜː.boʊ-/
a turbine used as an engine, especially for an aircraft, that provides some force for movement from the gas that it pushes out, and some by turning a large special wheel with blades that also pushes air out, or an aircraft driven by this type of engineGenerating and pumping devicesParts of aeroplanes
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