gyration

[ jahy-rey-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF gyration
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If agreeable, I will now show you gyration 2d, or position No. 3.

But at bottom the story told here is the same -- creation by gyration!

This awful typhoon caught Venice in its gyration, affording a splendidly hideous field for philosophical reflection.

He saw them in the Ring; he was seen by them at the Opera; he came across them constantly in the gyration of London life.

Madeleine lifted her heavy-lidded eyes a little wonderingly to her sister's face, as she paused in her gyration.

His life was a gyration of energetic curiosity; an insatiable whirl of social celebrity.

He had been caught in a vortex and was being whirled on with a velocity of advance and gyration that made him giddy and sick.

Radius of GyrationThe distance from the center of gyration to the axis of rotation.

Now that the air impelled returns unto its place in a gyration or whirling, is evident from the Atoms or Motes in the Sun.

The fingers themselves, provided they are very clean, have no power to stop the gyration.

WORD ORIGIN

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

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