What does turning mean?

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ˈtɜr nɪŋturn·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. turn, turningnoun

    the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course

    "he took a turn to the right"

  2. turningnoun

    act of changing in practice or custom

    "the law took many turnings over the years"

  3. turningnoun

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

  4. turning, turnnoun

    a movement in a new direction

    "the turning of the wind"

  5. turningnoun

    the end-product created by shaping something on a lathe

  6. turningnoun

    the activity of shaping something on a lathe

Wiktionary

  1. turningnoun

    A turn or deviation from a straight course.

  2. turningnoun

    A shaping of wood or metal on a lathe.

  3. turningnoun

    Shavings produced by turning something on a lathe.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Turningverb

    Flexure; winding; meander.

    Etymology: from turn.

    I ran with headlong haste
    Thro’ paths and turnings often trod by day. John Milton.

Wikipedia

  1. Turning

    Turning is a machining process in which a cutting tool, typically a non-rotary tool bit, describes a helix toolpath by moving more or less linearly while the workpiece rotates. 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 (holes, of one kind or another) is called "boring". Thus the phrase "turning and boring" categorizes the larger family of processes known as lathing. 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. (CNC is also commonly used with many other types of machining besides turning.) When turning, the workpiece (a piece of relatively rigid material such as wood, metal, plastic, or stone) is rotated and a cutting tool is traversed along 1, 2, or 3 axes of motion to produce precise diameters and depths. Turning can be either on the outside of the cylinder or on the inside (also known as boring) to produce tubular components to various geometries. Although now quite rare, early lathes could even be used to produce complex geometric figures, even the platonic solids; although since the advent of CNC it has become unusual to use non-computerized toolpath control for this purpose. The turning processes are typically carried out on a lathe, considered to be the oldest of machine tools, and can be of different types such as straight turning, taper turning, profiling or external grooving. Those types of turning processes can produce various shapes of materials such as straight, conical, curved, or grooved workpieces. In general, turning uses simple single-point cutting tools. Each group of workpiece materials has an optimum set of tool angles that have been developed through the years. The bits of waste metal from turning operations are known as chips (North America), or swarf (Britain). In some areas they may be known as turnings. 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 (in the non mathematical sense). A component that is subject to turning operations can be termed as a “Turned Part” or “Machined Component”. Turning operations are carried out on a lathe machine which can be manually or CNC operated.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Turning

    of Turn

  2. Turningnoun

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

  3. Turningnoun

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

  4. Turningnoun

    deviation from the way or proper course

  5. Turningnoun

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

  6. Turningnoun

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

  7. Turningnoun

    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

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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. Tom Kean Sr.:

    They are running on what they've done in the state, so if a state starts turning around on him or things don't go well in the state, that's going to be a reflection because they haven't done much else except be governor.

  2. Leigha Brown this season:

    That was one of most difficult nights of my life, we went on to hang a WNIT banner and that was a turning point for the program.

  3. Jesse Quackenbush:

    He comes up to their window and starts screaming in their window various threats, and something about turning their music down and that he could n’t sleep.

  4. Rick Scott:

    I agree with Senator McConnell that this election will primarily be about Joe Biden and the Democrats' failures, but have been clear that I also believe Republicans should talk about a plan for turning this country around, i'm Rick Scott and I've always believed in making plans in order to get things done.

  5. Hillary Clinton:

    Hillary Clinton got what she needed in New York, a solid victory that stopped Bernie Sanders’s weeks-long winning streak … By the end of next week’s contests in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Delaware, her lead in pledged delegates in all likelihood will be insurmountable … [ By May ] turning around public perceptions will be crucial if she hopes not just to win the presidency but to be able to rally the country behind her agenda … Trump’s problems do not diminish the fact that, standing alone, Hillary Clinton looks much weaker than recent nominees … The damage to Hillary Clinton from her battle with Bernie Sanders is borne out in the latest NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll. The longer this race has gone on, the more Hillary Clinton has shown vulnerabilities. The top-line number that caught the eyes of so many analysts shows Hillary Clinton now in a dead heat with [ Bernie ] Sanders nationally — ahead of Bernie Sanders by just two percentage points, 50 to 48percent.

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