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
Yet not everyone is caught up this vortex of paralysis and resentment.
No, that would be Baia, a popular Roman resort once described by Seneca the Younger as a “vortex of luxury” (sign me up).
Except for a few storm chasers, who rushed straight toward the vortex.
Since last year, Greece has been sucked into a vortex by the debt woes that are now threatening the very foundations of the euro.
By the time a defense can be mounted, the vortex has already done its damage.
A philosopher and an artist, he was drawn by circumstance into the vortex of affairs.Marse Henry (Vol. 2)|Henry Watterson
These were the most perfect whirlpools I have ever seen, those above having been lacking in so distinct a vortex.A Canyon Voyage|Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
We can get a job driving a grocer's wagon, or we can get swallowed up in the Vortex of Bohemia.The Voice of the City|O. Henry
For a plane boundary the image is the optical reflection of the vortex.
But the wisdom of Washington saved us from being drawn into the vortex, which has since devoured all who approached it.