Translation of turbulence in Spanish:

turbulence

Pronunciation: /ˈtɜːrbjələns; ˈtɜːbjʊləns/

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 [Aviation/Aviación] [Physics/Física] turbulencia (feminine)
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    • Frictional turbulence is where a layer of wind passing across land or sea generates disturbances within itself.
    • Turbidity currents are high-density flows in which the sediment is supported by the upward component of fluid turbulence.
    • His doctoral dissertation, presented to Munich in 1923, was on turbulence in fluid streams.
    1.2 (disorder, confusion) turbulencia (feminine)
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    • The political and economic turbulence of the Civil War years intensified their troubles.
    • What is happening is that all this turbulence and confusion makes us nervous and defensive.
    • They would not carry the research overheads of universities and would remain free of political turbulence.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.