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vortex - Dictionary definition and meaning for word vortex

(noun) the shape of something rotating rapidly
Synonyms : convolution , swirl , whirl

(noun) a powerful circular current of water (usually the result of conflicting tides)
Synonyms : maelstrom , whirlpool

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vortex

Vertex is the higher point .Vortex is lower point caused by the whirlpool.
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by rakei

for the 2nd meaning: more tax, is a difficult situation in which you get stuck and cannot escape.
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by friendofafriend

Sounds as Vertex. A vertex of a Circle ( The round Whirlpool in this case ) Lies in the center. So Vortex is the Center of the Turbulence( disturbance ) or whirlpool. ( Imagine Circular Whirlpool ).
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by GRE_1500

Relate vortex to vertex...
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by vidz

A Vortex creates turbulence, thereby wreaking havoc.
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by pushpa_edit

whirl(vor)+ textile in washing machine is a water current.
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by sansecretcp

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