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Meaning of turbulence

tur•bu•lence

Pronunciation: (tûr'byu-luns), [key]
— n.
  1. the quality or state of being turbulent; violent disorder or commotion.
  2. the haphazard secondary motion caused by eddies within a moving fluid.
  3. irregular motion of the atmosphere, as that indicated by gusts and lulls in the wind.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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