What does turning mean?

Definitions for turning
ˈtɜr nɪŋturn·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. turn, turning(noun)

    the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course

    "he took a turn to the right"

  2. turning(noun)

    act of changing in practice or custom

    "the law took many turnings over the years"

  3. turning(noun)

    a shaving created when something is produced by turning it on a lathe

  4. turning, turn(noun)

    a movement in a new direction

    "the turning of the wind"

  5. turning(noun)

    the end-product created by shaping something on a lathe

  6. turning(noun)

    the activity of shaping something on a lathe

Wiktionary

  1. turning(Noun)

    A turn or deviation from a straight course.

  2. turning(Noun)

    A shaping of wood or metal on a lathe.

  3. turning(Noun)

    Shavings produced by turning something on a lathe.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Turning

    of Turn

  2. Turning(noun)

    the act of one who, or that which, turns; also, a winding; a bending course; a fiexure; a meander

  3. Turning(noun)

    the place of a turn; an angle or corner, as of a road

  4. Turning(noun)

    deviation from the way or proper course

  5. Turning(noun)

    turnery, or the shaping of solid substances into various by means of a lathe and cutting tools

  6. Turning(noun)

    the pieces, or chips, detached in the process of turning from the material turned

  7. Turning(noun)

    a maneuver by which an enemy or a position is turned

Freebase

  1. Turning

    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

  1. turning

    In tactics, a manœuvre by which an enemy or position is turned.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'turning' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1817

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'turning' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1925

How to pronounce turning?

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    Veena
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How to say turning in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of turning in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of turning in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of turning in a Sentence

  1. David Benioff:

    We'll be in an undisclosed location, turning off our phones and opening various bottles.

  2. Carl DeHaven:

    Just A Thought Thinking in the present requires choice to do so. To be here now is more than a momentary thing...it's a way of life. It is true that the choices we make determine our lives. Regardless of what others think, do, say, we have the ability to handle our reaction to that which occurs about us. It's one of our abilities that when exercised will aid efforts to live a more enhanced life. We all have an inherent aspect that when realized enables us to live as chosen. Potential is like fuel in da' tank...we all have a "tank of potential" that awaits a turning of key. KnowyerLoved, CWD

  3. RAMANA PEMMARAJU:

    From language to no-language is the journey and certainly every master has to use lies to attract you, to make you aware of your mindlessness, your stupidity. That's why I tell you to relish this very moment, and when you squeeze out the juice of every moment, then you will realise that there is nothing worthy in this world, then for the first time you start turning IN-wards, not otherwise!

  4. Alexis Loera:

    Turning on Airplane Mode on your phone DOES NOT make you fly!

  5. Geoffrey Neighor:

    Who would've thought such a slight tilt in our earthly axis could make such a big difference in our lives The big wheel keeps on turning and here we are again, looking in the sweet face of darkness.

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