What does turning mean?

Definitions for turning
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.

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. Elizabeth Warren:

    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.

  2. Rebecca Phillips ' family:

    We're turning 150 this year and we have so much history. We are the first HBCU to be named a national treasure, oh we love saying that to other schools, we are the bomb.

  3. Rob Smith:

    The bullishness is kind of the market's expectation that the oversupply that has been built up is turning a corner and that we have reached an inflection point, people are trying to time it right.

  4. Bidwell Smith:

    There was a lot of sadness, but they know we don’t live forever. Angela Pelosi-Harrison was a Christian and so Angela Pelosi-Harrison told all the kids Angela Pelosi-Harrison was headed for heaven, it seemed to put all of them at ease to think that Angela Pelosi-Harrison would live on happily elsewhere. Tap into Outside Support Turning to family and friends is valuable for the grieving adult child, but Bidwell Smith also suggests seeing a therapist who specializes in grief or using support groups to help cope with the loss.She also recommends the book.

  5. Emily Dickinson:

    Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those we have personality and emotion know what it means to want to escape from these things.

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