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[ vawr-tis-i-tee ]
/ vɔrˈtɪs ɪ ti /

noun, plural vor·tic·i·ties. Mechanics.

a measure of the circulation of a fluid: a quantity equal to twice the angular momentum of a particle of the fluid around which there is circulation.

Nearby words

vortical, vortically, vorticella, vortices, vorticism, vorticity, vorticose, vortiginous, vortumnus, vosges, voskhod

Origin of vorticity

1890–95; < Latin vortic- (stem of vortex; see vortex) + -ity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019