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# gyration

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gy=ra=tion

## CIDE DICTIONARY

gyrationn.
•  The act of turning or whirling, as around a fixed center; a circular or spiral motion; motion about an axis; rotation; revolution.  [1913 Webster]
"The gyrations of an ascending balloon."  [1913 Webster]
"If a burning coal be nimbly moved round in a circle, with gyrations continually repeated, the whole circle will appear like fire."  [1913 Webster]
•  One of the whorls of a spiral univalve shell.  [1913 Webster]
Center of gyration. (Mech.) See under Center. -- Radius of gyration, the distance between the axis of a rotating body and its center of gyration. Rankine.

## THESAURUS

### gyration

angular momentum, angular motion, angular velocity, axial motion, bowling, centrifugation, circuit, circulation, circumgyration, circumrotation, circumvolution, full circle, gyre, pivoting, reeling, revolution, roll, rolling, rotation, rotational motion, round, spin, spinning, swinging, swirling, swiveling, trolling, trundling, turbination, turn, turning, volutation, volution, wheel, wheeling, whir, whirl, whirling

## ROGET THESAURUS

### Rotation

N rotation, revolution, spinning, gyration, turning about an axis, turning aound an axis, circulation, roll, circumrotation, circumvolution, circumgyration, volutation, circination, turbination, pirouette, convolution, verticity, whir, whirl, eddy, vortex, whirlpool, gurge, countercurrent, Maelstrom, Charybdis, Ixion, cyclone, tornado, whirlwind, dust devil, spin-out, axis, axis of rotation, swivel, pivot, pivot point, axle, spindle, pin, hinge, pole, arbor, bobbin, mandrel, axle shaft, gymbal, hub, hub of rotation, helix, helical motion, angular momentum, angular velocity, revolutions per minute, RPM, centrifugal force, surge, vertigo, dizzy round, coriolus force, carousel, merry-go-round, Ferris wheel, top, dreidel, teetotum, gyroscope, turntable, lazy suzan, screw, whirligig, rollingstone, water wheel, windmill, wheel, pulley wheel, roulette wheel, potter's wheel, pinwheel, gear, roller, flywheel, jack, caster, centrifuge, ultracentrifuge, bench centrifuge, refrigerated centrifuge, gas centrifuge, microfuge, drill, augur, oil rig, wagon wheel, wheel, tire, tyre, trochilics, whirling dervish, rotating, rotary, rotary, circumrotatory, trochilic, vertiginous, gyratory, vortical, vorticose, head over heels, round and round, like a horse in a mill.

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