Turbulent flow around an object.



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


  • Borrowed from Latin turbulentia, or from turbulent + -ence.

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