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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.

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  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

How to pronounce turns?

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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. Heather Baber:

    It was everyone’s idea. I was looking at cars on the marketplace, and then one of the servers came to me and she had the idea on her own. And then turns out simultaneously two other servers were thinking about the same thing… It was just a group effort.

  2. Laurence Tribe:

    The issue is -- do the kinds of judges that he says he would insist on, the kind who would overrule Roe v. Wade, who don't believe in gay rights or women's rights, but who think the Constitution is frozen, if he really believes in their philosophy, it's an antiquated philosophy, but it turns out Ted Cruz drops that when it doesn't serve his purpose.

  3. Eric Bently:

    Fashion, which elevates the bad to the level of the good, subsqequently turns its back on bad and good alike.

  4. Darlene Mullins:

    We thought it might have been the last we saw of the bottle, but well see where it turns up again.

  5. Beckham Sheiman:

    He was not born normal, and I don't think he will be a normal kid, i want him to grow up to be happy and healthy, but however he turns out is however he turns out, and he will always be extra special, and he will have big things planned for his life.

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