gyration vs whirling what difference

what is difference between gyration and whirling

English

Etymology

gyrate +‎ -ion

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dʒaɪˈɹeɪʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun

gyration (plural gyrations)

  1. The act of turning or whirling, especially around a fixed center; a circular or spiral motion; rotation about an axis.
    • 1881, Symon’s monthly meteorological magazine (page 59)
      If you question a seaman on the subject, whether mere coaster or circumnavigator, he will tell you that in a snow-storm, because of its constant eddyings and gyrations, frequent trimming of sails is more necessary than in any other gale []
  2. One of the whorls of a spiral univalve shell.
  3. Appropriate arrangement of convolutions of gyri in the cerebral cortex.

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English

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈwɝlɪŋ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈwɜːlɪŋ/
  • (rhotic, without the winewhine merger) IPA(key): /ˈhwɝlɪŋ/
  • (non-rhotic, without the winewhine merger) IPA(key): /ˈhwɜːlɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)lɪŋ

Verb

whirling

  1. present participle of whirl

Noun

whirling (plural whirlings)

  1. The action of the verb to whirl.

Adjective

whirling

  1. That whirls or whirl.

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