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English noun: gyration

1. gyration (event) a single complete turn (axial or orbital)

SamplesThe plane made three rotations before it crashed.
The revolution of the earth about the sun takes one year.

Synonymsrevolution, rotation

Broader (hypernym)turn, turning

Narrower (hyponym)axial motion, axial rotation, clockwise rotation, counterclockwise rotation, dextrorotation, levorotation, orbital motion, orbital rotation, roll, spin

2. gyration (act) the act of rotating in a circle or spiral


Broader (hypernym)rotary motion, rotation

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