turbulence

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tur·bu·lence

(tŭr'byū-lĕnts),
In cardiology, erratic motion.
[L. turbulentus, stirred up, fr. turbo, to disturb]
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To generate fluid turbulence in the laboratory (quantified in terms of the energy dissipation rate, in units of W k[g.sup.-1]), including intensities characteristic of wave-battered coasts, we employed a Taylor-Couette cell (Taylor, 1923).
They draw upon thermodynamic explosions, asteroidal activity, fluid turbulence, insect behavior, natural selection, gravity, and other natural phenomena to create sculptures, drawings, paintings, videos, sound art, gadgets, and installations.