volumetric efficiency

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volumetric efficiency
 
n
1.  the ratio of fluid delivered by a piston or ram pump per stroke to the displacement volume of the piston or ram
2.  the ratio of air or gas-air mixture drawn into the cylinder of an internal-combustion engine to the volumetric displacement of the piston

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