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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A supposed collection of particles of very subtle matter endowed with a rapid rotary motion around an axis which is also the axis of a sun or a planet. (plural)

Usage examples (34)
  • Noun, : the vortex of war
  • “He said he wanted to sacrifice Alexa to some things he called vortices,” she continued.
  • O'BRIEN (voice-over): The tornadoes, known as vortices, are stirred up by a wing slicing through the air.
  • When planes with Delta shaped wings fly, the wings 'leading edges generate tornadoes of air called vortices that help create lift. for more
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