• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n turbo (Zoöl) Any one of numerous marine gastropods of the genus Turbo or family Turbinidæ, usually having a turbinate shell, pearly on the inside, and a calcareous operculum.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n turbo A prefix (turbo-), used in composition to designate a machine in which the motive energy is derived from a steam turbine either directly connected, or on the same revolving shaft as the element designated by the other word of the compound: as, a turbo-alternater, an alternating-current dynamo the armature of which is the prolongation of the axis of the steam turbine; a turbo-generator, a dynamo either for direct or alternating current, similarly directly driven. See cut at Curtis steam turbine.
    • n turbo As a substantive: A pump or ventilator in which the impeller revolves as a turbine, or as a top, and drives the fluid which it is to displace by a centrifugal or rotary action.
    • n turbo A direct-connected turbine-driven generator; an abbreviation of turbo-dynamo.
    • n turbo The typical genus of the family Turbinidæ, formerly very extensive, now restricted to species with a regularly turbinated shell, rounded aperture, smooth beveled columellar lip, and a calcareous operculum with a central or subcentral nucleus. Some attain considerable size, and when polished show beautiful colors, as green, red, and pearly-white, the last highly iridescent with nacreous luster. Various species, as T. sarmaticus and T. marmoratus, are common parlor-ornaments. See sea-bean, 3, and cut under operculum.
    • n turbo A shell of this genus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Turbo tur′bō the typical genus of the family of scutibranchiate gasteropods, Turbinidæ
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. turbo, -inis, a top. See Turbine
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. turbo, a top.


In literature:

Then Rama strode to his Turbo Carerra.
"Take Me for a Ride" by Mark E. Laxer
Growing ill, he adopts Commodus, slays Servianus: the distinguished services of Turbo, Fronto, Similis (chapters 17-19).
"Dio's Rome, Volume V., Books 61-76 (A.D. 54-211)" by Cassius Dio
This shell is somewhat like P. pullus, Turbo pullus of Montague, but the whorls are more convex, and it is rather differently marked.
"Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia] [Volume 2 of 2]" by Phillip Parker King
Its aspect is that of a Turbo in miniature.
"Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by John MacGillivray
The turbo-generator should be lubricated by a small amount of black or engine oil, placed in the cup on the turbine or steam end.
"The Traveling Engineers' Association" by Anonymous
By the time he had dragged himself down to the street level a turbo-truck had slammed to a stop in front of the loading platform.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
Before him lay part of the new dual turbo-supercharger.
"A Yankee Flier Over Berlin" by Al Avery
Below us the turbo screeched to a stop and men boiled out, blasters in hand.
"Noble Redman" by Jesse Franklin Bone
Alcorn realized that there would be a turbo-copter waiting for her on the roof.
"Assignment's End" by Roger Dee
It was nothing more than a small metal disk on which to stand, and a shaft with four turbo-blades.
"Home is Where You Left It" by Adam Chase

In poetry:

Un grillo
Lungi nella campagna,--turbo` il sonno tranquillo
Alle cicale, sopra--le piante addormentate,
Con note cosi` allegre--che parevan risate.
"Mastro Spaghi" by Ferdinando Fontana

In news:

GM to show off turbo Malibu in Las Vegas.
Thunderbolt's turbo charger a well-oiled machine.
Kptm.com Porsche Introduces New Cayenne Turbo S with 550 hp.
Pratt & Whitney Says Orders for New Turbo -fan Engine May Double.
The Veloster Turbo 's true secret weapon isn't underhood.
2012 BMW 328i Sport vs 2013 Cadillac ATS 2.0 Turbo .
Specialized offers Turbo electric in Europe.
The Cayenne Turbo S gets more power, we drive the new Aston Martin Vanquish , and a Porsche 962 for the street.
1981 Yenko Chevrolet Camaro Stage II Turbo Z.
2012 BMW 328i Sport vs 2013 Cadillac ATS 2.0 Turbo.
One of them is the straight-strip terrorizing Mustang Cobra Jet--now with twin turbos.
Nissan GT-R vs Chevrolet Corvette Z06 vs Porsche 911 Turbo.
From the July, 2008 issue of Turbo & High-Tech Performance.
The turbo is gone, but the Outback 's rugged personality carries on in a larger, more refined statement.
That's the new Porsche Cayenne Turbo.

In science:

Via the correspondence just described, this is a corollary of Theorem 5 (and the correspondence between turbo cut elimination of one-sided linkings and normalisation by one-step cut elimination).
Simple free star-autonomous categories and full coherence
This has some resemblance to soft decision iteration for turbo codes[101].
A Unified Approach to Sparse Signal Processing
For example, for turbo codes the waterfall characteristic of error vs.
Coding Versus ARQ in Fading Channels: How reliable should the PHY be?
Up until recently, the readout of both the small and large prototypes was based on the TURBO front-end electronics with the VFAT chip that produces digital output for its 128 analogue input channels.
Construction and Performance of Large-Area Triple-GEM Prototypes for Future Upgrades of the CMS Forward Muon System
Fettweis, “Signal shaping by non-unif orm QAM for AWGN channels and applications using turbo coding,” in International ITG Conference on Source and Channel Coding (SCC), Munich, Germany, Jan. 2000. S. Y.
Signal Shaping for BICM at Low SNR