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turbulent flow

noun, Hydraulics
1.
the flow of a fluid past an object such that the velocity at any fixed point in the fluid varies irregularly.
Compare streamline flow.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25
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turbulent flow

noun
1.
flow of a fluid in which its velocity at any point varies rapidly in an irregular manner Compare laminar flow See also streamline flow
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turbulent flow
  (tûr'byə-lənt)   
Movement of a fluid in which subcurrents in the fluid display turbulence, moving in irregular patterns, while the overall flow is in one direction. Turbulent flow is common in nonviscous fluids moving at high velocities. Compare laminar flow.
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