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winding

[wahyn-ding] /ˈwaɪn dɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of a person or thing that winds.
2.
a bend, turn, or flexure.
3.
a coiling, folding, or wrapping, as of one thing about another.
4.
something that is wound or coiled, or a single round of it.
5.
Electricity.
  1. a symmetrically laid, electrically conducting current path in any device.
  2. the manner of such coiling:
    a series winding.
adjective
6.
bending or turning; sinuous.
7.
spiral, as stairs.
Origin
1050
before 1050; Middle English (noun), Old English windung (noun); see wind2, -ing1, -ing2
Related forms
windingly, adverb
windingness, noun
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winding

/ˈwaɪndɪŋ/
noun
1.
a curving or sinuous course or movement
2.
anything that has been wound or wrapped around something
3.
a particular manner or style in which something has been wound
4.
a curve, bend, or complete turn in wound material, a road, etc
5.
(often pl) devious thoughts or behaviour the tortuous windings of political argumentation
6.
one or more turns of wire forming a continuous coil through which an electric current can pass, as used in transformers, generators, etc
7.
another name for wind2 (sense 14)
8.
a coil of tubing in certain brass instruments, esp the French horn
adjective
9.
curving; sinuous a winding road
Derived Forms
windingly, adverb
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