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Related to gyration: Radius of gyration, Gyration tensor
1. The act of gyrating.
a. Circular or spiral motion.
b. An oscillation or varying between states: "increased volatility and unprecedented gyrations in interest rates" (Jack Egan).
1. (General Physics) the act or process of gyrating; rotation
2. (Biology) any one of the whorls of a spiral-shaped shell
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|Noun||1.||gyration - a single complete turn (axial or orbital); "the plane made three rotations before it crashed"; "the revolution of the earth about the sun takes one year"|
axial motion, axial rotation, roll - rotary motion of an object around its own axis; "wheels in axial rotation"
orbital motion, orbital rotation - motion of an object in an orbit around a fixed point; "satellites in orbital rotation"
spin - a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)
|2.||gyration - the act of rotating in a circle or spiral|