turbulence

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Turbulent flow around an object.

EtymologyEdit

From Latin turbulentia.

NounEdit

turbulence ‎(countable and uncountable, plural turbulences)

  1. (uncountable) The state or fact of being turbulent or agitated; tempestuousness, disturbance.
  2. (uncountable) Disturbance in a gas or fluid, characterized by evidence of internal motion or unrest.
  3. (uncountable) Specifically, a state of agitation or disturbance in the air which is disruptive to an aircraft.
  4. An instance or type of such state or disturbance.

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