turning

Definitions of turning
  1. noun
    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)
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    motion, movement
    a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
  2. noun
    the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
    synonyms: 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
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    change of course
    a change in the direction that you are moving
  3. noun
    act of changing in practice or custom
    “the law took many turnings over the years”
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    change
    the action of changing something
  4. noun
    a shaving created when something is produced by turning it on a lathe
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    paring, shaving, sliver
    a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something
  5. noun
    the end-product created by shaping something on a lathe
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    end product, output
    final product; the things produced
  6. noun
    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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