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turbulence

 
Noun turbulence has 3 senses
  1. turbulence, turbulency - unstable flow of a liquid or gas
    --1 is a kind of physical phenomenon
    --1 has particulars:
     rip, riptide, tide rip, crosscurrent, countercurrent
  2. turbulence - instability in the atmosphere
    --2 is a kind of
    bad weather, inclemency, inclementness
    --2 has particulars: clear-air turbulence
  3. turbulence, upheaval, Sturm und Drang - a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally); "the industrial revolution was a period of great turbulence"
    --3 is a kind of disorder
    --3 has particulars:
     agitation, ferment, fermentation, unrest; roller coaster; violence
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