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- This article describes the internal combustion engine component often known as a turbo. For other meanings of turbo, see turbo (disambiguation).
A turbocharger is an exhaust gas-driven compressor used to increase the power output of an internal-combustion engine by increasing the mass of oxygen entering the engine. A key advantage of turbochargers is that they offer a considerable increase in engine power with only a slight increase in weight.