Etymology
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turbidity (n.)

"state of being turbid," 1782, from Medieval Latin turbiditas, from Latin turbidus "muddy, full of confusion" (see turbid). Turbidity current is from 1939.

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Definitions of turbidity

turbidity (n.)
muddiness created by stirring up sediment or having foreign particles suspended;
Synonyms: turbidness
From wordnet.princeton.edu