- the act of gyrating; circular or spiral motion; revolution; rotation; whirling.
Origin of gyration
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Examples from the Web for gyration
Or the receiver leaping in gyration to catch a poorly thrown ball that defies all bounds of athleticism.NFL Playoffs: Why Football Needs Violence
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If agreeable, I will now show you gyration 2d, or position No. 3.The Monikins
J. Fenimore Cooper
But at bottom the story told here is the same -- creation by gyration!Curiosities of the Sky
This awful typhoon caught Venice in its gyration, affording a splendidly hideous field for philosophical reflection.The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi
Count Carlo Gozzi
He saw them in the Ring; he was seen by them at the Opera; he came across them constantly in the gyration of London life.
Madeleine lifted her heavy-lidded eyes a little wonderingly to her sister's face, as she paused in her gyration.The Light of Scarthey
- the act or process of gyrating; rotation
- any one of the whorls of a spiral-shaped shell
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Word Origin and History for gyration
1610s, noun of action from Late Latin gyratum, past participle of gyrare, from Latin gyrus "circle" (see gyre).
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