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intr.v. gy·rat·ed, gy·rat·ing, gy·rates
1. To revolve around a fixed point or axis.
2. To move in a spiral or spirallike course. See Synonyms at turn.
3. To oscillate or vary, especially in a repetitious pattern: Stock prices gyrated around last week's high.
adj. Biology
In rings; coiled or convoluted.

[Late Latin gȳrāre, gȳrāt-, from Latin gȳrus, circle; see gyre.]

gy′ra′tor n.


(Electrical Engineering) an electronic circuit that inverts the impedance
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