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Of, relating to, or moving in a vortex; whirling.

vor′ti·cal·ly adv.


(ˈvɔr tɪ kəl)

1. of, pertaining to, or resembling a vortex.
2. moving in a vortex.
vor′ti•cal•ly, adv.
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It is this abstract, vortical shape threading each level together like stretched canvas that draws the eye, creating a kind of curvature, or folding, of form within the pictorial space.
This is not the case for the wind barrier scenario where prevalent vortical structures are small and parallel to the vehicle traveling direction for the entire duration of the gust wind.
Recall that in this article, as well as in the earlier works, the charges in accordance with Wheeler's idea treated as singular points on the three-dimensional surface, connected by a "worm-hole" or vortical current tube similar to the source-drain principle, but in an additional dimension of space, constituting a closed contour as a whole.
The cellular flow has been chosen because it is a model for a vortical flow, in which influence of the magnetic field can be studied.
Upon introduction of vortices, the local growth rate increased by over 7% in vortical downwash regions.
Three-dimensional separated flow topology; critical points, separation lines and vortical structures.
In February 2012, an Astronomy Professor quipped sarcastically, without having read the proposed 'Triadic Dimensional-Distinction Vortical Paradigm' (TDVP) -the 'Theory of Everything' (TOE) model of Drs.
In RBC, we discuss the unique triadic dimensional-distinction vortical paradigm (TDVP).
The carefully performed numerical simulations will allow us to characterize the effects of acoustic and vortical perturbations separately or simultaneously.
Above all, I take it as offering a peculiarly intimate glimpse of Wordsworthian interiority, functioning as a kind of photo-negative to reveal, with a peculiar, raw directness, how closely the expansive, communicable sense of solitude in nature, in the work of 1798, had as its contrary a fearful state of vortical isolation, turmoil, and grief.
Propagation of internal waves through these vortices can result in spectral spreading of wave energy, enhancing the vortical modes, or wave breaking [14, 11].
An investigation of fly-ash chemical composition in vortical burning of oil-shale // Transactions of Tallinn Polytechnical Institute.