turbulence Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"turbulence" in British English

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turbulencenoun [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)

strongsuddenmovements within ​air or ​water: We might be ​experiencing some turbulence on this ​flightdue to an ​approachingelectricalstorm.
(Definition of turbulence from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"turbulence" in American English

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turbulencenoun [U]

 us   /ˈtɜr·bjə·ləns/

turbulence noun [U] (CONFUSION)

a ​state of ​confusion and ​lack of ​order: political turbulence His ​songsreflect the turbulence of his ​times.

turbulence noun [U] (CURRENTS)

strong, ​unevencurrents in ​air or ​water: The ​planeran into some turbulence over the Atlantic.
(Definition of turbulence from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “turbulence”
in Chinese (Simplified) 骚乱, 骚乱,骚动, 动荡,混乱…
in Chinese (Traditional) 騷亂, 騷亂,騷動, 動盪,混亂…
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