the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
"he took a turn to the right"
act of changing in practice or custom
"the law took many turnings over the years"
a shaving created when something is produced by turning it on a lathe
a movement in a new direction
"the turning of the wind"
the end-product created by shaping something on a lathe
the activity of shaping something on a lathe
A turn or deviation from a straight course.
A shaping of wood or metal on a lathe.
Shavings produced by turning something on a lathe.
the act of one who, or that which, turns; also, a winding; a bending course; a fiexure; a meander
the place of a turn; an angle or corner, as of a road
deviation from the way or proper course
turnery, or the shaping of solid substances into various by means of a lathe and cutting tools
the pieces, or chips, detached in the process of turning from the material turned
a maneuver by which an enemy or a position is turned
Turning is a machining process in which a cutting tool, typically a non-rotary tool bit, describes a helical toolpath by moving more or less linearly while the workpiece rotates. The tool's axes of movement may be literally a straight line, or they may be along some set of curves or angles, but they are essentially linear. Usually the term "turning" is reserved for the generation of external surfaces by this cutting action, whereas this same essential cutting action when applied to internal surfaces is called "boring". Thus the phrase "turning and boring" categorizes the larger family of processes. The cutting of faces on the workpiece, whether with a turning or boring tool, is called "facing", and may be lumped into either category as a subset. Turning can be done manually, in a traditional form of lathe, which frequently requires continuous supervision by the operator, or by using an automated lathe which does not. Today the most common type of such automation is computer numerical control, better known as CNC.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'turning' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1817
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'turning' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1925
The numerical value of turning in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of turning in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A program is a spell cast over a computer, turning input into error messages.
How often we find ourselves turning our backs on our actual friends, that we may go and meet their ideal cousins.
A boy can learn a lot from a dog obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down.
I look forward to doing the job that Alaskans elected me to do, and to begin the process of turning our country around and building a brighter future for Alaska.
Turning and turning in the widening gyre,
The falcone cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world...
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