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gyration

[jahy-rey-shuh n] /dʒaɪˈreɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of gyrating; circular or spiral motion; revolution; rotation; whirling.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Late Latin gȳrātiōn- (stem of gȳrātiō). See gyrate, -ion
Related forms
gyrational, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for gyrational

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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Word Origin and History for gyrational

gyration

n.

1610s, noun of action from Late Latin gyratum, past participle of gyrare, from Latin gyrus "circle" (see gyre).

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