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vortex ring

noun
1.
a stable perturbation in a fluid that takes the form of a torus in which the flow rotates in the section of the torus so that the pressure difference between the inside and outside of the torus balances body forces. The best-known vortex ring is a smoke ring
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  • As though it is foolish to follow a vortex ring into a vacuum, and wise to whack at a dirty golf ball on a suburban railway bank.

    Marriage H. G. Wells
  • Dr. Larmor suggests that a vortex ring may have this constitution in his work on Aether and Matter.

    Aether and Gravitation William George Hooper

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