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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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turbulence

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turbulence

noun
1. The condition of being physically agitated:
2. An interruption of regular procedure or of public peace:
Informal: flap, to-do.
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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
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turbulence

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

[ˈtɜːbjʊləns] nturbolenza
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turbulent

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