turbulent flow


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turbulent flow

n.
The motion of a fluid having local velocities and pressures that fluctuate randomly.
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turbulent flow

n
(General Physics) flow of a fluid in which its velocity at any point varies rapidly in an irregular manner. Compare laminar flow See also streamline flow
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tur′bulent flow′


n.
the flow of a fluid past an object such that the velocity at any fixed point in the fluid varies irregularly.
[1920–25]
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tur·bu·lent flow

(tûr′byə-lənt)
Movement of a fluid in which the individual particles of fluid move in irregular patterns even though the overall flow is in one direction. Turbulent flow is common in nonviscous fluids moving at high velocities. Compare laminar flow.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.turbulent flow - flow in which the velocity at any point varies erraticallyturbulent flow - flow in which the velocity at any point varies erratically
sea - turbulent water with swells of considerable size; "heavy seas"
flow - any uninterrupted stream or discharge
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Translations
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