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.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
In tactics, a manœuvre by which an enemy or position is turned.
British National Corpus
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
Examples of TURNING in a Sentence
People are getting to their sixties with another 15 years of productive life ahead, and this is turning out to be the most emotionally-rewarding part of life, they don't want to just hang it up and just play golf. That model is wrong.
A prolonged closure of the Strait of Hormuz could see LNG spot prices skyrocket, and see a demand destruction scenario emerge turning the current soft LNG market on its head.
Am I turning my back on myself, by getting ahead of myself?
People who sold shares in the summer on concerns about slowdown in China are buying back. But they are turning a blind eye to the poor state of economic fundamentals.
This is an historic moment for which there can be no turning back. Britain is leaving the European Union.
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