Translation of vortex in Spanish:

vortex

Pronunciation: /ˈvɔːrteks; ˈvɔːteks/

noun/nombre (plural -texes or , -tices /-tɪsiːz/)

  • 1.1 (of whirlpool, whirlwind) vórtice (masculine)
    More example sentences
    • As this material approaches the black hole, it swirls in a vortex, like water swirling down a drain.
    • The magnetic fields of these vortices cause them to repel one another just as like-oriented magnets do.
    • The denser sand on top sinks while light sand on the bottom rises, creating swirling vortices akin to the convection rolls that are common in gases heated from below.
    1.2 (of events) [formal] torbellino (masculine)

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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.