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English noun: turning

1. turning (act) the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course

SamplesHe took a turn to the right.


Broader (hypernym)change of course

Narrower (hyponym)deflection, deflexion, deviation, digression, divagation, diversion, kick turn, left, right, stem, stem turn, swerve, swerving, telemark, three-point turn, veering, version

2. turning (act) act of changing in practice or custom

SamplesThe law took many turnings over the years.

Broader (hypernym)change

3. turning (object) a shaving created when something is produced by turning it on a lathe

Broader (hypernym)paring, shaving, sliver

4. turning (event) a movement in a new direction

SamplesThe turning of the wind.


Broader (hypernym)motion, movement

Narrower (hyponym)coming back, gyration, return, reversal, revolution, rotation, swerve, turn around, volution, yaw

5. turning (artifact) the end-product created by shaping something on a lathe

Broader (hypernym)end product, output

6. turning (act) the activity of shaping something on a lathe

Broader (hypernym)formation, shaping

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