What does turning mean?

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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.

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

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. Javier Palomarez:

    This is a turning point.

  2. Margaret Thatcher:

    This lady is not for turning.

  3. Mark Zuckerberg:

    That's what got the gears turning.

  4. Taylor Swift:

    30 Things I Learned Before Turning 30.

  5. Nicolette Molina:

    She was asked if she was turning into a boy.

Images & Illustrations of turning

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