Associations to the word «Vortex»

Pictures for the word «Vortex»


VORTEX, noun. A whirlwind, whirlpool, or similarly moving matter in the form of a spiral or column.
VORTEX, noun. (figuratively) Anything that involves constant violent or chaotic activity around some centre.
VORTEX, noun. (figuratively) Anything that inevitably draws surrounding things into its current.
VORTEX, noun. (historical) A supposed collection of particles of very subtle matter, endowed with a rapid rotary motion around an axis which was also the axis of a sun or planet; part of a Cartesian theory accounting for the formation of the universe, and the movements of the bodies composing it.
VORTEX, noun. (zoology) Any of numerous species of small Turbellaria belonging to Vortex and allied genera.
VORTEX ATOM, noun. (chemistry) (historical) A hypothetical ring-shaped mass of elementary matter in continuous vortical motion, once regarded as the typical form and structure of the chemical atom.
VORTEX ATOMS, noun. Plural of vortex atom
VORTEX MIXER, noun. (chemistry) (analytical chemistry) A piece of laboratory equipment used to mix the contents of small tubes of liquids by means of rapid oscillation.
VORTEX MIXERS, noun. Plural of vortex mixer

Dictionary definition

VORTEX, noun. The shape of something rotating rapidly.
VORTEX, noun. A powerful circular current of water (usually the result of conflicting tides).

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