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Gyration   /dʒaɪrˈeɪʃən/   Listen
Gyration

noun
1.
A single complete turn (axial or orbital).  Synonyms: revolution, rotation.  "The revolution of the earth about the sun takes one year"
2.
The act of rotating in a circle or spiral.  Synonym: whirling.






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"Gyration" Quotes from Famous Books



... enabled to enter upon that progress towards true knowledge, which was commenced by the philosophers of Greece, but was almost arrested in subsequent long ages of intellectual stagnation, or, at most, gyration, the human larva has been feeding vigorously, and moulting in proportion. A skin of some dimension was cast in the 16th century, and another towards the end of the 18th, while, within the last fifty years, the extraordinary growth of every department of physical science has spread among us ...
— On the Relations of Man to the Lower Animals • Thomas H. Huxley



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



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