gyration

[ jahy-rey-shuh n ]
/ dʒaɪˈreɪ ʃən /

noun

the act of gyrating; circular or spiral motion; revolution; rotation; whirling.

Origin of gyration

First recorded in 1605–15, gyration is from the Late Latin word gȳrātiōn- (stem of gȳrātiō). See gyrate, -ion

Related forms

gy·ra·tion·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for gyration

gyration

/ (dʒaɪˈreɪʃən) /

noun

the act or process of gyrating; rotation
any one of the whorls of a spiral-shaped shell
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