valve


valve
A device used to either open or close an opening to allow or prevent the flow of a liquid or gas from one place to another. There are many different types.
See
accumultor valve
oil filter oil filter bypass valve

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • Valve — Valve, n. [L. valva the leaf, fold, or valve of a door: cf. F. valve.] [1913 Webster] 1. A door; especially, one of a pair of folding doors, or one of the leaves of such a door. [1913 Webster] Swift through the valves the visionary fair Repassed …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ValVe — Unternehmensform Private Corporation Gründung 1996 Untern …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • valve — [ valv ] n. f. • 1752; « battant de porte » 1560; sens du lat. valva I ♦ 1 ♦ Chacune des deux parties de la coquille (dite bivalve) de certains mollusques et crustacés. « La valve rainurée d une coquille de Saint Jacques » (Proust). ♢ (1771) Bot …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • valvé — valve [ valv ] n. f. • 1752; « battant de porte » 1560; sens du lat. valva I ♦ 1 ♦ Chacune des deux parties de la coquille (dite bivalve) de certains mollusques et crustacés. « La valve rainurée d une coquille de Saint Jacques » (Proust). ♢… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Valve — Corporation Тип час …   Википедия

  • VALVe — Corporation Valve Corporation Dates clés 1996 (création) Personnages clés …   Wikipédia en Français

  • valve — [valv] n. [ME, a door leaf < L valva, leaf of a folding door, akin to volvere, to roll: see WALK; VALVE senses 3, 4, 8 < ModL valva < L] 1. Archaic either of the halves of a double door or any of the leaves of a folding door 2. a gate… …   English World dictionary

  • Valve — Software es una empresa estadounidense desarrolladora de software en el campo de los videojuegos. Se hizo mundialmente famosa por su primer juego, Half Life y por una modificación de este juego, Counter Strike. Las oficinas centrales de Valve… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • valve — [vælv] n [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: valva part of a door ] 1.) a part of a tube or pipe that opens and shuts like a door to control the flow of liquid, gas, air etc passing through it ▪ heart valves ↑mouthpiece, ↑valve 2.) the part on a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Valve — [vælv] der; [s], s <aus gleichbed. engl. valve, dies aus lat. valvae (Plur.) »die Türflügel, (Flügel)tür«> Sperrwechsel für Linien der gleichen Figur (Thema im Kunstschach); vgl. auch ↑Bivalve …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • valve — (n.) late 14c., one of the halves of a folding door, from L. valva section of a folding or revolving door, lit. that which turns, related to volvere to roll (see VULVA (Cf. vulva)). Sense extended 1610s to membranous fold regulating flow of… …   Etymology dictionary


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