Meaning of “turbulence” in the English Dictionary

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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 songs reflect the turbulence of his times.

turbulence noun [ U ] (CURRENTS)

strong, uneven currents in air or water:

The plane ran into some turbulence over the Atlantic.

(Definition of “turbulence” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)