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Meaning of TURBULENCE

Pronunciation:  'turbyûluns

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  unstable flow of a liquid or gas
  2. [n]  a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally); "the industrial revolution was a period of great turbulence"
  3. [n]  instability in the atmosphere
 

TURBULENCE is a 10 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: Sturm und Drang, turbulency, upheaval
 
 See Also: agitation, bad weather, clear-air turbulence, crosscurrent, disorder, ferment, fermentation, inclemency, inclementness, physical phenomenon, rip, riptide, tide rip, unrest, violence

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Tur"bu*lence\, n. [L. turbulentia: cf. F.
turbulebce.]
The quality or state of being turbulent; a disturbed state;
tumult; disorder; agitation. --Shak.

      The years of . . . warfare and turbulence which ensued.
                                               --Southey.

Syn: Agitation; commotion; tumult; tumultuousness;
     termagance; unruliness; insubordination; rioting.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. The motion of water where local velocities fluctuate and the direction of flow changes abruptly and frequently at any particular location, resulting in disruption of laminar flow.
  2. Agitation of flowing water by cross currents and eddies, particularly small-scale agitation derived from boundary roughness.
 

 

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