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turbulence

noun

1 turbulence

Unstable flow of a liquid or gas.

synonym: turbulency.

Roget 173: violence, inclemency, vehemence, might, impetuosity; boisterousness etc. adj.; effervescence, ebullition; turbulence, bluster; uproar, callithump [U.S.], ... show more

Roget 315: agitation, stir, tremor, shake, ripple, jog, jolt, jar, jerk, shock, succussion, trepidation, quiver, quaver, ... show more

Roget 825: excitability, impetuosity, vehemence; boisterousness etc. adj.; turbulence; impatience, intolerance, nonendurance; irritability etc. (irascibility) 901; ... show more

Dutch: turbulentie
Polish: burzliwość, przepływ burzliwy, turbulencja



2 turbulence

Instability in the atmosphere.

Dutch: turbulentie
Polish: turbulencja

3 turbulence

A state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally):
— The industrial revolution was a period of great turbulence.

synonyms: Sturm und Drang, upheaval.

Dutch: aardverschuiving, turbulentie
Polish: poruszenie


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