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Gyration   Listen
noun
Gyration  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." "If a burning coal be nimbly moved round in a circle, with gyrations continually repeated, the whole circle will appear like fire."
2.
(Zool.) 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.






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Words linked to "Gyration" :   turn, gyrate, counterclockwise rotation, spin, revolution, axial rotation, turning, levorotation, orbital rotation, clockwise rotation, rotation



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