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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The state or quality of being turbulent: times of turbulence and confusion.
  • n. Turbulent flow.
  • n. An eddying motion of the atmosphere that interrupts the flow of wind.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being turbulent; a disturbed state; tumult; disorder; agitation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or character of being turbulent; a disturbed state; tumultuousness; agitation; disorder; commotion; refractoriness; insubordination.
  • n. Syn. Tumult, riot, sedition, mutiny, insurrection.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally)
  • n. instability in the atmosphere
  • n. unstable flow of a liquid or gas

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