Definitions for turning
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word turning.
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Flexure; winding; meander.
Etymology: from turn.
I ran with headlong haste
Thro’ paths and turnings often trod by day. John Milton.
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.
Turning is the act or process of changing the direction or position of something, often by rotating it or moving it in a different direction. It involves a shift in orientation or movement to face a different direction or follow a different path. Turning can be applied to various objects, such as vehicles, machinery, or even people, and it is commonly used to change the trajectory or route of an object or to pivot around a fixed point.
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.
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Rank popularity for the word 'turning' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1817
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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
We cloak it in metaphor -- instead of painting a very literal picture of the person sick in bed we have broader brush strokes and try to create some kind of fantastical environment that mimics that particular situation and within that fantastical environment you can change the circumstance and make them something more triumphant. if you are good friends someone, and you are with one another and have a very strong relationship I think it’s a wonderful and healthy thing to do to be supportive and be physically present and again turning all these emotions into something productive. Turning this darkness into something bright and positive or at least attempting to.
It all sounded good but what it was really about was tying the hands of regulators and turning loose big banks and giant international corporations to do whatever they wanted to do: turning them loose to rig the market and reduce competition; turning them loose to outsource more jobs; turning them loose to load up on more risks and then hide behind taxpayer guarantees; turning them loose to sell more mortgages and credit cards that cheated American families.
A program is a spell cast over a computer, turning input into error messages.
I remembered such gestures helped us in our tragedy, made us feel like the world is with us in the sense that the world is making a step not to allow it to continue, but the world did allow it to continue. But at that time it felt like a turning point, and every grieving family should feel that way. That the sacrifice made was a turning point.
How often we find ourselves turning our backs on our actual friends, that we may go and meet their ideal cousins.
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