the act of gyrating; circular or spiral motion; revolution; rotation; whirling.
- gy·ra·tion·al, adjective
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How to use gyration in a sentence
That came to haunt them this year as coronavirus pandemic-related gyrations in chip supply and demand left automakers without enough semiconductors to build their vehicles, forcing them to suspend production for weeks at a time.Seeking more reliable supply, Ford signs a deal with a huge chip maker | Jeanne Whalen, Aaron Gregg | November 18, 2021 | Washington Post
Wild price gyrations, high-profile ransomware attacks and influencer-driven speculative trading have also drawn skepticism to the world of crypto.Coinbase CEO says SEC has threatened to sue over crypto lending program | Hamza Shaban, Tory Newmyer | September 8, 2021 | Washington Post
The mess in the mayoral contest was exemplified by the gyrations of the Working Families Party, New York's left-wing kingmaker.The Trailer: "The new Democratic Party": What we learned (and what we don't know yet) from New York's primary | David Weigel | June 24, 2021 | Washington Post
In a painstakingly precise experiment, muons’ gyrations within a magnetic field seem to defy predictions of the standard model of particle physics, which describes known fundamental particles and forces.Muon magnetism could hint at a breakdown of physics’ standard model | Emily Conover | April 7, 2021 | Science News
Space businesses, no matter how large, often find themselves hunting for opportunity amidst the gyrations of national space powers.A startup is trading tickets to ride on Russian rockets and US spacecraft | Tim Fernholz | March 11, 2021 | Quartz
Or the receiver leaping in gyration to catch a poorly thrown ball that defies all bounds of athleticism.
Now that the air impelled returns unto its place in a gyration or whirling, is evident from the Atoms or Motes in the Sun.The Works of Sir Thomas Browne (Volume 1 of 3) | Thomas Browne
Then it gives a wild yelp, as in one gyration it shoots upwards, and screams round the crag.Poachers and Poaching | John Watson
But then, making a discursive gyration round a point is not leaving it—and there you're wrong.
At B is seen a conical roller, having the middle of the bottom of the tub for its summit and centre of gyration.A New Century of Inventions | James White
I mean a sense of gigantic gyration, as of the whole earth turning about one's head.Tremendous Trifles | G. K. Chesterton
British Dictionary definitions for gyration
the act or process of gyrating; rotation
any one of the whorls of a spiral-shaped shell
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