Definition of Turbofan engine
1. Noun. A jet engine in which a fan driven by a turbine provides extra air to the burner and gives extra thrust.
Terms within: Afterburner, Gas Turbine
Group relationships: Fan-jet, Fanjet, Turbofan, Turbojet, Propjet, Turbo-propeller Plane, Turboprop
Generic synonyms: Jet Engine
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Literary usage of Turbofan engine
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1. Global Competitiveness of U. S. Advanced-Technology Manufacturing Industries ...by DIANE Publishing Company by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"A turbofan engine consists of a turbojet with an enclosed fan attached to the front of the engine, which is larger in diameter than the engine itself. ..."
2. Aerospace Plane Technology: Research and Development in Japan and Australia (1994)
"When fuel is added and burned downstream of the turbine, a turbofan engine can operate efficiently from Mach 0 to 2.5. Turbofan-Ramjet An air-breathing ..."