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turning

[tur-ning] /ˈtɜr nɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of a person or thing that turns.
2.
an act of reversing position.
3.
the place or point at which anything bends or changes direction.
4.
the forming of objects on a lathe.
5.
an object, as a spindle, turned on a lathe.
6.
an act of shaping or forming something:
the skillful turning of verses.
Origin
1200-1250
1200-50; Middle English; see turn, -ing1
Related forms
unturning, adjective
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turning

/ˈtɜːnɪŋ/
noun
1.
Also called turn. a road, river, or path that turns off the main way: the fourth turning on the right
2.
the point where such a way turns off
3.
a bend in a straight course
4.
an object made on a lathe
5.
another name for turnery (sense 2)
6.
(pl) the waste produced in turning on a lathe
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