turning

Primary Meanings of turning

1.
n
a movement in a new direction
2.
n
a shaving created when something is produced by turning it on a lathe
Full Definitions of turning
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n a movement in a new direction

“the turning of the wind”
Synonyms:
turn
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reversal, turn around
turning in an opposite direction or position
swerve, yaw
an erratic deflection from an intended course
gyration, revolution, rotation
a single complete turn (axial or orbital)
coming back, return
the occurrence of a change in direction back in the opposite direction
volution
a rolling or revolving motion
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)
Type of:
motion, movement
a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something

n the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course

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turn
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deflection, deflexion, deviation, digression, divagation, diversion
a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)
right
a turn toward the side of the body that is on the south when the person is facing east
left
a turn toward the side of the body that is on the north when the person is facing east
kick turn
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
stem, stem turn
a turn made in skiing; the back of one ski is forced outward and the other ski is brought parallel to it
telemark
a turn made in skiing; the outside ski is placed ahead and turned gradually inwards
swerve, swerving, veering
the act of turning aside suddenly
three-point turn
the act of turning a vehicle around in a limited space by moving in a series of back and forward arcs
version
manual turning of a fetus in the uterus (usually to aid delivery)
red herring
any diversion intended to distract attention from the main issue
Type of:
change of course
a change in the direction that you are moving

n act of changing in practice or custom

“the law took many turnings over the years”
Type of:
change
the action of changing something
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n a shaving created when something is produced by turning it on a lathe

Type of:
paring, shaving, sliver
a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something

n the end-product created by shaping something on a lathe

Type of:
end product, output
final product; the things produced

n the activity of shaping something on a lathe

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formation, shaping
the act of fabricating something in a particular shape

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