gyration

Definitions of gyration
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n the act of rotating in a circle or spiral

Synonyms:
whirling
Type of:
rotary motion, rotation
the act of rotating as if on an axis

n a single complete turn (axial or orbital)

Synonyms:
revolution, rotation
Types:
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clockwise rotation, dextrorotation
rotation to the right
counterclockwise rotation, levorotation
rotation to the left
axial motion, axial rotation, roll
rotary motion of an object around its own axis
orbital motion, orbital rotation
motion of an object in an orbit around a fixed point
spin
a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)
backspin
spin (usually of a moving ball) that retards or reverses the forward motion
English, side
(sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist
topspin
forward spin (usually of a moving ball) that is imparted by an upward stroke
wallow
an indolent or clumsy rolling about
Type of:
turn, turning
a movement in a new direction

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