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Definition 1: the act of rotating in a circle or spiral - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for gyration in the sense of this definition

(gyration is a kind of ...) the act of rotating as if on an axis

"the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music"

Definition 2: a single complete turn (axial or orbital) - [noun denoting event]

Samples where gyration or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the plane made three rotations before it crashed
  • the revolution of the earth about the sun takes one year

Synonyms for gyration in the sense of this definition

(gyration is a kind of ...) a movement in a new direction

"the turning of the wind"

(... is a kind of gyration ) rotation to the right

(... is a kind of gyration ) rotation to the left

(... is a kind of gyration ) rotary motion of an object around its own axis

"wheels in axial rotation"

(... is a kind of gyration ) motion of an object in an orbit around a fixed point

"satellites in orbital rotation"

(... is a kind of gyration ) a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)

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