What does turns mean?

Definitions for turns
turns

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


Did you actually mean turnix or turning?

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Turns

    An expression applied to the convolutions of wire in a solenoid, electro-magnet, or other apparatus or construction of that kind. A turn indicates a complete encircling of the core or axis of the object. Thus a wire wound five times around a bar gives five turns. While this is its primary meaning the term if compounded may refer to virtual turns. Thus an ampere-turn means one ampere passing through one turn. But ten ampere-turns may mean ten amperes passing through ten turns, five amperes passing through two turns, and so on. This use is analogous to a dimension of length in a compound word, as foot-pound. [Transcriber's note: "But ten ampere-turns may mean ten amperes passing through ONE turn or one ampere through ten turns, and so on."] There may be a number of kinds of turns qualified by descriptive adjectives, as series-turns, the turns of wire in a series circuit of a compound dynamo. In the same way there are shunt-turns. If series ampere-turns or shunt ampere-turns are meant the word ampere should be included.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'turns' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3238

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'turns' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2305

Anagrams for turns »

  1. runts

  2. snurt

How to pronounce turns?

How to say turns in sign language?

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of turns in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of turns in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of turns in a Sentence

  1. Kevin Tracey:

    There are many examples in the history of medicine where a drug that was designed for one purpose turns out to have an effect in another disease.

  2. Vaclev Havel:

    Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.

  3. David Scheel:

    If she is dreaming, this is a dramatic moment, then she turns all dark -- octopuses will do that when they leave the bottom. This is a camouflage.

  4. Richard R. Grant:

    The wisest person is not the one who has the fewest failures but the one who turns failures to best account.

  5. Scott Persons:

    When parts of one side of the skull were missing, paleontologists have assumed that the missing side was symmetrical to the one that was preserved, turns out, it isnt necessarily.

Popularity rank by frequency of use

turns#1#4117#10000

Translations for turns

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for turns »

Translation

Find a translation for the turns definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these turns definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "turns." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 26 Nov. 2022. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/turns>.

    Are we missing a good definition for turns? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    an untroubled state; free from disturbances
    • A. tranquillity
    • B. deterioration
    • C. slip
    • D. rogue

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for turns: