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turbulence

noun [U] uk   /ˈtɜː.bjʊ.ləns/  us   /ˈtɝː.bjə-/

turbulence noun [U] (CONFUSION)

a state of confusion without any order: The era was characterized by political and cultural turbulence. There are signs of turbulence ahead for the economy.

turbulence noun [U] (AIR/WATER MOVEMENT)

strong sudden movements within air or water: We might be experiencing some turbulence on this flight due to an approaching electrical storm.
Translations of “turbulence”
in Chinese (Traditional) 騷亂, 騷亂,騷動, 動盪,混亂…
in Chinese (Simplified) 骚乱, 骚乱,骚动, 动荡,混乱…
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