Meaning of turbofan

tur•bo•fan

Pronunciation: (tûr'bō-fan"), [key]
— n.
  1. a jet engine having a large impeller that takes in air, part of which is used in combustion of fuel, the remainder being mixed with the products of combustion to form a low-velocity exhaust jet. Also called
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