Meaning of “turbulent” in the English Dictionary

"turbulent" in British English

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turbulentadjective

uk /ˈtɜː.bjə.lənt/ us /ˈtɝː.bjə.lənt/

turbulent adjective (AIR/WATER)

Turbulent air or water moves very strongly and suddenly:

The ocean was too turbulent for us to be able to take the boat out.

(Definition of “turbulent” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"turbulent" in American English

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turbulentadjective

us /ˈtɜr·bjə·lənt/

turbulent adjective ()

full of confusion; lacking order:

His book discusses the turbulent years of the civil rights struggle.

turbulent adjective ()

moving very strongly and suddenly; having strong, uneven currents:

Turbulent seas kept us from sailing.

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

"turbulent" in Business English

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turbulentadjective

uk /ˈtɜːbjələnt/ us

experiencing many problems, disagreements, or changes:

a turbulent time/period/year The publishing world is going through a turbulent time at the moment.
A turbulent market has caused concern in Congress.

(Definition of “turbulent” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)