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turbulence (n.)

early 15c., from Late Latin turbulentia "trouble, disquiet," from Latin turbulentus (see turbulent). In reference to atmospheric eddies that affect airplanes, by 1918. Related: Turbulency.

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Definitions of turbulence from WordNet

turbulence (n.)
unstable flow of a liquid or gas;
Synonyms: turbulency
turbulence (n.)
instability in the atmosphere;
turbulence (n.)
a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally);
the industrial revolution was a period of great turbulence
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