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See definition of vortices on Dictionary.com
  • nouncircular current
  • nounwhirlpool

synonyms for vortices

  • spiral
  • whirlpool
  • whirlwind
  • cyclone
  • eddy
  • gyre
  • tornado
  • twister
  • waterspout
  • whirl
  • tourbillion
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How to use vortices in a sentence

In Astronomy he is the author of that famous and long upheld theory, the doctrine of vortices.
PIONEERS OF SCIENCEOLIVER LODGE
As the expansive force of the star diminishes in the course of time, it is encroached upon by neighboring vortices.
A HISTORY OF SCIENCE, VOLUME 2(OF 5)HENRY SMITH WILLIAMS
When the attempt is made to cut the vortices, they fly the blade or bend about it, and prove to be indivisible.
THE NON-RELIGION OF THE FUTURE: A SOCIOLOGICAL STUDYJEAN-MARIE GUYAU
Only the frictionless medium was lacking to fulfil all the conditions of Helmholtz's indestructible vortices.
A HISTORY OF SCIENCE, VOLUME 3(OF 5)HENRY SMITH WILLIAMS
There can be little doubt that Newton himself aimed his rule at the Cartesian hypothesis of Vortices.
LOGIC, INDUCTIVE AND DEDUCTIVEWILLIAM MINTO
Science is now nearly ready to affirm that substances of all kinds are specific conditions of etheric vortices.
THE ARENAVARIOUS
In short, the control of loose vortices was very much an unsolved problem.
THE VORTEX BLASTEREDWARD ELMER SMITH
The sea has its crested waves of recognisable form; the river its eddy and swirl and separate vortices; but the grass!
THE ROADMENDERMICHAEL FAIRLESS
He set his screws in motion, and kept them circling in the vortices thus created until a boat could be lowered.
THE PLATTNER STORY AND OTHERSH. G. WELLS
In no other way could he dissipate the world's substance into sufficient thinness for his vortices.
FABLES OF INFIDELITY AND FACTS OF FAITHROBERT PATTERSON
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