- n. [航][流] 涡流；漩涡；（动乱，争论等的）中心；旋风
1、vert- => vort- + -ex.
2、from Latin vortex, variant of vertex "an eddy of water, wind, or flame; whirlpool; whirlwind".
3、含义：whirlpool, eddying mass. 字面含义：that which turns.
4、对比：vortex <=> vertex.
- vortex (n.)
- 1650s, "whirlpool, eddying mass," from Latin vortex, variant of vertex "an eddy of water, wind, or flame; whirlpool; whirlwind," from stem of vertere "to turn" (see versus). Plural form is vortices. Became prominent in 17c. theories of astrophysics (by Descartes, etc.). In reference to human affairs, it is attested from 1761. Vorticism as a movement in British arts and literature is attested from 1914, coined by Ezra Pound. Related: Vortical; vorticist.
- 1. They were caught up in a whirling vortex of emotion.
- 2. When marriages break down children are swept into the vortex of their parents' embittered emotions.
- 3. There are many vortex patterns on synoptic maps.
- 4. The polar vortex is a system of wintertime winds.
- 5. The pricipal objective in designing cyclones is to create a vortex.
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