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bumpiness

[′bəm·pē·nəs]
(aerospace engineering)
An atmospheric condition causing aircraft to experience sudden vertical jolts.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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