HyperDic: turbulence

English > 3 senses of the word turbulence:
NOUNphenomenonturbulence, turbulencyunstable flow of a liquid / liquid or gas
stateturbulenceinstability in the atmosphere
stateturbulence, upheaval, Sturm und Dranga state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally)
turbulence > pronunciation
Soundster'byahlahns
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > turbulence: 3 senses > noun 1, phenomenon
Meaningunstable flow of a liquid / liquid or gas.
Synonymturbulency
Narrowerrip, riptide, tide rip, crosscurrent, countercurrentA stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by one current flowing into or across another current
Broaderphysical phenomenonA natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy
Spanishturbulencia
Catalanturbulència
Adjectivesturbulent(of a liquid) agitated vigorously
English > turbulence: 3 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningInstability in the atmosphere.
Narrowerclear-air turbulenceStrong turbulence in an otherwise cloudless region that subjects aircraft to violent updrafts or downdrafts
Broaderbad weather, inclemency, inclementnessweather unsuitable for outdoor activities
Spanishturbulencia
Catalanturbulència
English > turbulence: 3 senses > noun 3, state
MeaningA state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally).
Example"the industrial revolution was a period of great turbulence"
Synonymsupheaval, Sturm und Drang
Categorypolitics, political science, governmentThe study of government of states and other political units
Narroweragitation, ferment, fermentation, tempestuousness, unrestA state of agitation or turbulent change or development
roller coasterAnything characterized by abrupt and extreme / extreme changes (especially up and down)
violenceA turbulent state resulting in injuries and destruction etc.
BroaderdisorderA disturbance of the peace or of public order
Spanishsolevantamiento, turbulencia
Catalandaltabaix, turbulència
Adjectivesturbulentcharacterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination / insubordination

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