Definition of Turning

1. Noun. The act of changing or reversing the direction of the course. "He took a turn to the right"

2. Noun. Act of changing in practice or custom. "The law took many turnings over the years"
Generic synonyms: Change
Derivative terms: Turn

3. Noun. A shaving created when something is produced by turning it on a lathe.
Generic synonyms: Paring, Shaving, Sliver

4. Noun. A movement in a new direction. "The turning of the wind"
Exact synonyms: Turn
Generic synonyms: Motion, Movement
Specialized synonyms: Reversal, Turn Around, Swerve, Yaw, Gyration, Revolution, Rotation, Coming Back, Return, Volution
Derivative terms: Turn, Turn, Turn, Turn, Turn

5. Noun. The end-product created by shaping something on a lathe.
Generic synonyms: End Product, Output

6. Noun. The activity of shaping something on a lathe.
Generic synonyms: Formation, Shaping

Definition of Turning

1. n. The act of one who, or that which, turns; also, a winding; a bending course; a fiexure; a meander.

Definition of Turning

1. Noun. (British) A turn or deviation from a straight course. ¹

2. Noun. A shaping of wood or metal on a lathe. ¹

3. Noun. (plural only) Shavings produced by turning something on a lathe. ¹

4. Verb. (present participle of turn) ¹

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Definition of Turning

1. a rotation about an axis [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Turning

turner-kieser syndrome
turning (current term)
turning against
turning around
turning away
turning back
turning back the clock
turning circle
turning circles
turning down
turning in
turning in one's grave
turning into
turning loose
turning off
turning on

Literary usage of Turning

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Marine Engineers' Handbook by Frank Ward Sterling (1920)
"Soc. Nan. Arch, and Mar. Eng., 1915, gave results closely in agreement with the above formula. turning EFFORT While it is important that the resultant of ..."

2. The Theory and Practice of Absolute Measurements in Electricity and Magnetism by Andrew Gray (1893)
"It is thus the amount of turning produced in unit length of beam when unit ... Non-mag- turning of the plane of polarization of light is shown also by ..."

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