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turbulent
used in The Glass Castle

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Definition
a state of disturbance and disorder

or:

of liquid or gas:  rough (rapid and irregular flow)
  • Dad told us that zone was known in physics as the boundary between turbulence and order.
    p. 61.9
  • He'd been stone-cold sober since entering the hospital, and reading a lot more about chaos theory, particularly about the work of Mitchell Feigenbaum, a physicist at Los Alamos who had made a study of the transition between order and turbulence.
    p. 261.2
  • Dad said he was damned if Feigenbaum didn't make a persuasive case that turbulence was not in fact random but followed a sequential spectrum of varying frequencies.
    p. 261.3
  • A wind picked up, rattling the windows, and the candle flames suddenly shifted, dancing along the border between turbulence and order.
    p. 288.9

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