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turning

[ tur-ning ]
/ ˈtɜr nɪŋ /
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noun
the act of a person or thing that turns.
an act of reversing position.
the place or point at which anything bends or changes direction.
the forming of objects on a lathe.
an object, as a spindle, turned on a lathe.
an act of shaping or forming something: the skillful turning of verses.
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Origin of turning

Middle English word dating back to 1200–50; see origin at turn, -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM turning

un·turn·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for turning

turning
/ (ˈtɜːnɪŋ) /

noun
Also called: turn a road, river, or path that turns off the main waythe fourth turning on the right
the point where such a way turns off
a bend in a straight course
an object made on a lathe
another name for turnery (def. 2)
(plural) the waste produced in turning on a lathe
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