Definition for vortices (2 of 2)
noun, plural vor·tex·es, vor·ti·ces [vawr-tuh-seez] /ˈvɔr təˌsiz/.
Origin of vortex
Can be confusedvertex vortex
Examples from the Web for vortices
It is unnecessary to follow Descartes into the detail of the theory of vortices.
Tornadoes and mighty cyclones and vortices torned and cycled vorted.The Book of Gud|Dan Spain
We sail a dangerous sea of seething currents, cross and under-currents, vortices—all so dark, untried—and whither shall we turn?Complete Prose Works|Walt Whitman
The genii of Kepler had given place to the vortices of Descartes, and these in their turn to the central force of Newton.History of the Conflict Between Religion and Science|John William Draper
We shall now show from the record, that the other vortices are as effective in deranging the equilibrium of our atmosphere.Outlines of a Mechanical Theory of Storms|T. Bassnett