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Meaning of GYRATION

Pronunciation:  jI'reyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of rotating in a circle or spiral
  2. [n]  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"

GYRATION is a 8 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: revolution, rotation, whirling
 See Also: axial motion, axial rotation, clockwise rotation, counterclockwise rotation, dextrorotation, levorotation, orbital motion, orbital rotation, roll, rotation, spin, turn, turning



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Gy*ra"tion\, n.
1. The act of turning or whirling, as around a fixed center;
   a circular or spiral motion; motion about an axis;
   rotation; revolution.

         The gyrations of an ascending balloon. --De Quincey.

         If a burning coal be nimbly moved round in a circle,
         with gyrations continually repeated, the whole
         circle will appear like fire.         --Sir I.

2. (Zo["o]l.) One of the whorls of a spiral univalve shell.

{Center of gyration}. (Mech.) See under {Center}.

{Radius of gyration} the distance between the axis of a
   rotating body and its center of gyration. --Rankine.

Thesaurus Terms
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