Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun turbulence

3 senses of turbulence

Sense 1
turbulence, turbulency -- (unstable flow of a liquid or gas)
       => physical phenomenon -- (a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy)

Sense 2
turbulence -- (instability in the atmosphere)
       => bad weather, inclemency, inclementness -- (weather unsuitable for outdoor activities)

Sense 3
turbulence, upheaval, Sturm und Drang -- (a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally); "the industrial revolution was a period of great turbulence")
       => disorder -- (a disturbance of the peace or of public order)

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