noun, plural vor·tex·es, vor·ti·ces [vawr-tuh-seez]. /ˈvɔr təˌsiz/.
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Doing so would be crucial to settling long-standing questions about a fundamental property of vortices called helicity.
Making a tornado-like vortex in water is easy — anyone can do it with a soda bottle.
Yet such a conservation law would be immensely useful to meteorologists and others who deal with vortices — that same wide spectrum of researchers who deal with turbulence.
The most prominent breakthrough involves proving a fundamental new law governing the tornado-like tubes of currents known as vortices.
It’s like building the plane as you’re trying to fly it in gale-force winds of a pandemic vortex.Will a Covid-19 Vaccine Change the Future of Medical Research? (Ep. 430)|Stephen J. Dubner|August 27, 2020|Freakonomics
Mary Elizabeth Williams of Salon labels the show a “crass stunt” on a “bottom-feeding vortex of sadness network.”Your Husband Is Definitely Gay: TLC’s Painful Portrait of Mormonism|Samantha Allen|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Yet not everyone is caught up this vortex of paralysis and resentment.
She would leave every day of shooting during the polar vortex just grinning from ear-to-ear.Lori Petty on ‘Orange Is the New Black,’ the Halcyon ‘90s, and Discovering Jennifer Lawrence|Marlow Stern|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No, that would be Baia, a popular Roman resort once described by Seneca the Younger as a “vortex of luxury” (sign me up).
Undeterred by the crippling polar vortex that's left heaps of snow lying unceremoniously at every turn.
With a gasp she felt herself falling straight down through a swirling vortex of sensation, to the very sand-bed of the stream.The Dragon Painter|Mary McNeil Fenollosa
He had now come to the verge of the whirlpool of destruction, and, in a frenzied moment, he threw himself into the awful vortex!Charles Duran|The Author of The Waldos
"She dies in a flurry," said Tom, casting his eyes at the little vortex into which the boat was then entering.The Pilot|J. Fenimore Cooper
It was a narrow, sharp rock, that jutted out about two feet from the bank, quite close to the vortex of the whirlpool.Martin Rattler|R.M. Ballantyne
Up from the horizon they would mount, forming a vortex overhead, soundless within the silence of the ether.The Home of the Blizzard|Douglas Mawson