gyration

[ jahy-rey-shuhn ]
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noun
  1. the act of gyrating; circular or spiral motion; revolution; rotation; whirling.

Origin of gyration

1
First recorded in 1605–15, gyration is from the Late Latin word gȳrātiōn- (stem of gȳrātiō). See gyrate, -ion

Other words from gyration

  • gy·ra·tion·al, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for gyration

gyration

/ (dʒaɪˈreɪʃən) /


noun
  1. the act or process of gyrating; rotation

  2. any one of the whorls of a spiral-shaped shell

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