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tur·bu·lence

 (tûr′byə-ləns)
n.
1. The state or quality of being turbulent: times of turbulence and confusion.
2. Turbulent flow.
3. An eddying motion of the atmosphere that interrupts the flow of wind.

turbulence

(ˈtɜːbjʊləns) or rarely

turbulency

n
1. a state or condition of confusion, movement, or agitation; disorder
2. (Physical Geography) meteorol local instability in the atmosphere, oceans, or rivers
3. (General Physics) turbulent flow in a liquid or gas

tur•bu•lence

(ˈtɜr byə ləns)

also tur′bu•len•cy,



n.
1. the quality or state of being turbulent.
2. the haphazard secondary motion caused by eddies within a moving fluid.
3. irregular motion of the atmosphere, as that indicated by gusts and lulls in the wind.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.turbulence - unstable flow of a liquid or gasturbulence - unstable flow of a liquid or gas  
countercurrent, crosscurrent, riptide, tide rip, rip - a stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by one current flowing into or across another current
physical phenomenon - a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy
2.turbulence - instability in the atmosphereturbulence - instability in the atmosphere  
bad weather, inclemency, inclementness - weather unsuitable for outdoor activities
clear-air turbulence - strong turbulence in an otherwise cloudless region that subjects aircraft to violent updrafts or downdrafts
3.turbulence - a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally)turbulence - a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally); "the industrial revolution was a period of great turbulence"
political science, politics, government - the study of government of states and other political units
disorder - a disturbance of the peace or of public order
ferment, fermentation, unrest, agitation, tempestuousness - a state of agitation or turbulent change or development; "the political ferment produced new leadership"; "social unrest"
roller coaster - anything characterized by abrupt and extreme changes (especially up and down); "the economy has been on a roller coaster all year"
violence - a turbulent state resulting in injuries and destruction etc.

turbulence

turbulence

noun
1. The condition of being physically agitated:
2. An interruption of regular procedure or of public peace:
Informal: flap, to-do.
Translations
اِضْطِرابشَغَب، إضْطِراب
nepokojevířivostvzrušení
turbulensstormfuldhed
levottomuus
turbulencija
légörvényturbulencia
ólga, uppnám
激動
난기류
turbulens
ความปั่นป่วน
sự hỗn loạn

turbulence

[ˈtɜːbjʊləns] N
1. [of air, water] → turbulencia f
the plane ran into some turbulenceel avión entró en un área de turbulencias
2. (= unrest) (social, political) → turbulencia f, agitación f

turbulence

[ˈtɜːrbjʊləns] n
(AVIATION)turbulence f
(= upheaval) → agitation f

turbulence

n (of person, crowd)Ungestüm nt, → Wildheit f; (of emotions)Aufgewühltheit f; (of career, period)Turbulenz f; air turbulenceTurbulenzen pl; the turbulence of the waterdas stürmische Wasser

turbulence

[ˈtɜːbjʊləns] nturbolenza

turbulent

(ˈtəːbjulənt) adjective
violently disturbed or confused. The seas are turbulent; the turbulent years of war.
ˈturbulently adverb
ˈturbulence noun

turbulence

اِضْطِراب nepokoje turbulens Aufruhr αναταραχή turbulencia levottomuus turbulence turbulencija turbolenza 激動 난기류 turbulentie turbulens turbulencja turbulência турбулентность turbulens ความปั่นป่วน çalkantı sự hỗn loạn 骚乱
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