Meaning of EDDY in English

EDDY

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

large

Some general comments about the large eddies are needed before we consider a wake specifically.

Such a marked contrast between the curves seems unlikely to arise unless there are coherent features in the large eddy motion.

The large eddies are the longest-lived features of a turbulent flow.

There is then little direct interaction between the large eddies governing the energy transfer and the small dissipating eddies.

small

There is thus an intensification of the motion on a smaller scale; that is a transfer of energy to smaller eddies .

Hence the viscous dissipation is associated with high wavenumbers; i.e. it is brought about by small eddies .

The small dissipative eddies must be generated from larger ones.

Beyond it flowed the heavy mainstream, with small eddies curling along and through the wire on the surface.

There is then little direct interaction between the large eddies governing the energy transfer and the small dissipating eddies.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Also, these eddies are particularly apparent in experiments with dyed wakes.

But he attempts to capture the flow of the music in constant eddies of movement.

Sabour was an eddy of life in the midst of a sea of lethargy.

Small eddies in the flow entrain cold water, mixing it into the plume, cooling the plume quickly.

Some general comments about the large eddies are needed before we consider a wake specifically.

The details of the evening, the chronology of conversation came in successive eddies of reflected delight and despair.

The figure shows schematically the pattern of motion produced by several such eddies.

We got too deep into the whitewater, skimmed a hidden back eddy , and were spun around 180 degrees.

II. verb

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

As the water rose it eddied into whirlpools that threatened to sweep her away.

At the hall cupboard she stopped, taking a deep steadying breath to calm the currents suddenly eddying through her body.

Powerful emotion eddied around us: grief, sadness, fear.

The current eddied among and between the shops and the bank and the Hotel Rehoboth as black and thick as oil.

The life of the airport eddied round her.

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