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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 tur·bu·lence /ˈtɝbjələn(t)s/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tur·bu·lence n.  The quality or state of being turbulent; a disturbed state; tumult; disorder; agitation.
    The years of . . . warfare and turbulence which ensued.   --Southey.
 Syn: -- Agitation; commotion; tumult; tumultuousness; termagance; unruliness; insubordination; rioting.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: unstable flow of a liquid or gas [syn: turbulency]
      2: instability in the atmosphere
      3: a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics
         or social conditions generally); "the industrial
         revolution was a period of great turbulence" [syn: upheaval,
          Sturm und Drang]