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Definition 1: the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course - [noun denoting act]

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

  • he took a turn to the right

Synonyms for turning in the sense of this definition

(turning is a kind of ...) a change in the direction that you are moving

(... is a kind of turning ) the act of turning a vehicle around in a limited space by moving in a series of back and forward arcs

(... is a kind of turning ) the act of turning aside suddenly

(... is a kind of turning ) a turn made in skiing; the outside ski is placed ahead and turned gradually inwards

(... is a kind of turning ) a turn made in skiing; the back of one ski is forced outward and the other ski is brought parallel to it

(... is a kind of turning ) a standing turn made in skiing; one ski is raised to the vertical and pivoted backward to become parallel with the other ski but headed in the opposite direction and then the other ski is aligned with the first

(... is a kind of turning ) a turn toward the side of the body that is on the north when the person is facing east

"take a left at the corner"

(... is a kind of turning ) a turn toward the side of the body that is on the south when the person is facing east

"take a right at the corner"

(... is a kind of turning ) a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)

"a diversion from the main highway" "a digression into irrelevant details" "a deflection from his goal"

(... is a kind of turning ) manual turning of a fetus in the uterus (usually to aid delivery)

Definition 2: act of changing in practice or custom - [noun denoting act]

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

  • the law took many turnings over the years

(turning is a kind of ...) the action of changing something

"the change of government had no impact on the economy" "his change on abortion cost him the election"

Definition 3: the activity of shaping something on a lathe - [noun denoting act]

(turning is a kind of ...) the act of fabricating something in a particular shape

Definition 4: the end-product created by shaping something on a lathe - [noun denoting artifact]

(turning is a kind of ...) final product; the things produced

Definition 5: a movement in a new direction - [noun denoting event]

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

  • the turning of the wind

Synonyms for turning in the sense of this definition

(turning is a kind of ...) a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something

(... is a kind of turning ) turning in an opposite direction or position

"the reversal of the image in the lens"

(... is a kind of turning ) an erratic deflection from an intended course

(... is a kind of turning ) 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"

(... is a kind of turning ) the occurrence of a change in direction back in the opposite direction

(... is a kind of turning ) a rolling or revolving motion

Definition 6: a shaving created when something is produced by turning it on a lathe - [noun denoting object]

(turning is a kind of ...) a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something

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