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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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  • Between the two of them they could power a small-sized city with their gyrations.
  • Half an hour after the market closed, the reason for these gyrations became evident.
  • Given the economy's gyrations in the past, to be forewarned is to be well-armed.
  • He doesn't dance, he doesn't gloat, he doesn't slam the ball to the turf or do gyrations.
  • His spins were weak, and his footwork sequences relied more on pelvic gyrations, hip shimmying and posing than anything else.
  • Criminals are clearly sensitive to the gyrations of the global economy.
  • But the gas market suffering this particular price shock is largely unaffected by gyrations in oil price.
  • The dollar's gyrations have largely been against the euro, while its trade-weighted value has moved by much less.
  • Market gyrations can scramble rankings faster than they can be printed.
  • As well as the wild market gyrations, it was also the last day of the tax year.
Word Origin and History for gyrations

gyration

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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