What does turning mean?

Definitions for turning
ˈtɜr nɪŋturn·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word turning.

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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    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    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. Kristie Mewis:

    And I was so proud of these players, the way they stepped up and handled the game, considering that some of them didnt have a chance to train properly before this camp. Lavelle also scored when the United States beat the Netherlands in Lyon, France, last year for the teams second straight World Cup title. Nine of the 11 U.S. starters for the final were in the starting lineup on Friday. Notably missing was Alex Morgan, who came in as a second-half substitute for her 170th appearance with the team. Morgan, currently playing for Tottenham, had not played for the United States since the World Cup final because she was pregnant with and gave birth to daughter Charlie. Netherlands coach Sarina Wiegman was not with the team because of a personal matter that was not related to COVID-19. Wiegman, a former Dutch midfielder who has coached the team since 2017, will take over as Englands national team coach next September, succeeding Phil Neville. Lavelle struck a left-footed goal on a break in the 41st minute. Kristie Mewis subbed in to join her younger sister on the field and scored nine minutes later. Sam Mewis was among the first to embrace her sister in celebration. I was I was so nervous to shoot it, but I just wound up and gave it the best I could. And then turning around and just realizing what had just happened and seeing Sam and Alex running towards me was so special. Its a very surreal moment for me.

  2. Koji Fukaya:

    How the speculative positions are handled will depend how much the market factors in a September rate hike after the Fed meeting, i don't see big dollar longs being added even if the Fed hints of a September hike, because current positions already look stretched. But we have to remember that going long on the dollar is the current trend. With euro/dollar plays possibly saturated, players are turning their attention to dollar/yen.

  3. Emmanuel Macron:

    Do not accept the erosion of multilateralism, don't accept our history unraveling, I'm not getting used to it and I'm not turning my head.

  4. Clemens Binninger:

    Gerhard Schindler said. But German secret service officials have observed a disturbing new trend that combines the two threats. Radicals already in Germany are increasingly trying to penetrate the shelters that hold desperate and increasingly volatile refugees who made it to Germany. They have to be careful, because indigenous Islamists and Salafists could try to take advantage of the desperation of the refugees and to achieve their fanatical ideas, said Clemens Binninger, a member of Parliament. Much of the fear has been driven by the fact that ISIS has clearly stated its plan to send jihadists to Western Europe amid the refugee wave. Fighters with valid documents from European Union countries can enter and exit without being detected, and ISIS has reportedly seized hundreds of Syrian blank passports. As a result, European jihadists could be returning amid the wave, and fighters from Syria and Iraq could be sneaking into Western Europe under humanitarian cover, where they can slip into society using doctored documents. Assassins of Paris, of Brussels and the train between Paris and Amsterdam were either radicalized European Muslims or European jihadists, returned from the battlefields, they're making contact with the network of political Salafists, which have been previously recruited to ISIS. Turkey, a European Union member which has taken in an estimated 2 million refugees from Syria, blasted European nations for turning away refugees and making the continent a.

  5. Jeff Fager:

    Every day, the people of this news organization are turning in the kind of high-quality reporting that is in keeping with our identity and heritage as the home of the best in broadcast journalism, I am confident that this record of achievement will only get better with David Rhodes.

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    • A. commensal
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