gyration


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gy·ra·tion

 (jī-rā′shən)
n.
1. The act of gyrating.
2.
a. Circular or spiral motion.
b. An oscillation or varying between states: "increased volatility and unprecedented gyrations in interest rates" (Jack Egan).

gyration

(dʒaɪˈreɪʃən)
n
1. (General Physics) the act or process of gyrating; rotation
2. (Biology) any one of the whorls of a spiral-shaped shell
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gyration - a single complete turn (axial or orbital)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"
turning, turn - a movement in a new direction; "the turning of the wind"
clockwise rotation, dextrorotation - rotation to the right
counterclockwise rotation, levorotation - rotation to the left
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
rotary motion, rotation - the act of rotating as if on an axis; "the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music"

gyration

noun
Circular movement around a point or about an axis:
Translations

gyration

[ˌdʒaɪˈreɪʃən] Ngiro m, vuelta f

gyration

[dʒaɪˈreɪʃən] ngiration f

gyration

n (= whirling)Wirbeln nt no pl; (= rotation)Drehung f, → Kreisen nt no pl; (of dancer)Drehung und Windung f usu pl

gyration

[ˌdʒaɪˈreɪʃn] n (spinning) → rotazione f; (when dancing, usu pl) → giravolta
References in classic literature ?
He had been caught in a vortex and was being whirled on with a velocity of advance and gyration that made him giddy and sick.
Newman watched their genuflections and gyrations with a grim, still enmity; they seemed aids and abettors of Madame de Cintre's desertion; they were mouthing and droning out their triumph.
He finds that nothing agrees with him so well as to make little gyrations on one leg of his stool, and stab his desk, and gape.
The rope made several gyrations on itself, and Quasimodo beheld horrible convulsions run along the gypsy's body.
One eye was buried in the soft loam; the other, rolling sidewise, was fixed in awe upon the strange gyrations of Professor Porter.
Had Henderson made a bid for his heart, he would surely have responded; but Henderson had a heart only for the fantastic mental gyrations of Swedenborg, and merely made his living out of Michael.
But the next moment his footing would be lost and he would be dragging around in the whirl of one of White Fang's mad gyrations.
said Marilla, thoroughly worn out trying to follow the gyrations of Anne's thoughts.
By the time Cecily had repeated this nine times we were all slightly infected with the desperate hope that something might come of it; and when she had made her nine gyrations we looked eagerly down the sunset lane, half expecting to see our lost pet.
It is such a pretty dance," she panted again, after a few more gyrations.
A judiciously small quantity of the spirit was given him in a wine- glass, and he began to convey it to his mouth, with all kinds of falterings and gyrations on the road.
The brief was thorough but didn't include any mention of the fact that, in addition to the standard post-stall gyration items, the weapons school pilot would be demonstrating cross-controlled inputs to show a more violent departure as part of the post-stall gyration portion of the hop.