vortex
noun (plural vortices; also vortexes) Etymology: New Latin vortic-, vortex, from Latin vertex, vortex whirlpool — more at vertex Date: 1652 1. something that resembles a whirlpool <
the hellish vortex of battle — Time
>
2. a. a mass of fluid (as a liquid) with a whirling or circular motion that tends to form a cavity or vacuum in the center of the circle and to draw toward this cavity or vacuum bodies subject to its action; especially whirlpool, eddy b. a region within a body of fluid in which the fluid elements have an angular velocity

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  • Vortex — bezeichnet in der Strömungslehre ein Synonym für Wirbel, siehe Wirbel (Strömungslehre) in der Teichfiltertechnik eine mechanische Reinigungskammer, in der sich durch Schwerkraft größere Partikel absetzen und ausgefiltert werden können in der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Vortex — Vor tex, n.; pl. E. {Vortexes}, L. {Vortices}. [L. vortex, vertex, icis, fr. vortere, vertere, to turn. See {Vertex}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A mass of fluid, especially of a liquid, having a whirling or circular motion tending to form a cavity or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • vortex — vórtex s. n. Trimis de siveco, 24.09.2005. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  vórtex s. n. 1. Structură anatomică (muşchi, peri) dispusă în vârtej. 2. Vârtej cu antrenare de aer, care apare la aspiraţia apei dintr un bazin. (‹ fr., lat. vortex).… …   Dicționar Român

  • vortex — efecto de remolino producido por el giro de una masa de fluido más o menos cilíndrica. Aparato de laboratorio para homogeneizar muestras Diccionario ilustrado de Términos Médicos.. Alvaro Galiano. 2010. vórtex Efecto de remolino producid …   Diccionario médico

  • vortex — 1650s, whirlpool, eddying mass, from L. vortex, variant of vertex an eddy of water, wind, or flame; whirlpool; whirlwind, from stem of vertere to turn (see VERSUS (Cf. versus)). Plural form is vortices. Became prominent in 17c. theories of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • vortex — [vôr′teks΄] n. pl. vortexes or vortices [vôr′tə sēz΄] [L vortex, var. of vertex: see VERTEX] 1. a whirling mass of water forming a vacuum at its center, into which anything caught in the motion is drawn; whirlpool 2. a whirl or powerful eddy of… …   English World dictionary

  • Vortex — (lat.), 1) so v.w. Vertex; 2) Wirbel, Strudel, Knäuel; V. cartesianus, Cartesianischer Wirbel, s.d.; 3) V. purulentus, Eiterstock …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • vortex — *eddy, whirlpool, maelstrom …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • vortex — has the plural form vortexes in general use, but vortices (pronounced vaw ti seez) in technical contexts …   Modern English usage

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