1 a single complete turn (axial or orbital); "the plane made three rotations before it crashed"; "the revolution of the earth about the sun takes one year" [syn: rotation, revolution]
2 the act of rotating in a circle or spiral [syn: whirling]
- Rhymes: -eɪʃǝn
Gyration is another term for rotation. A center of actual rotation as well as rotational symmetry may be called gyration center, gyration point, or rotocenter. See also radius of gyration. Other terms with the "gyro-" root for rotation are gyroscope and gyroelongated. See also more terms with gyro.
angular momentum, angular motion, angular velocity, axial motion, bowling, centrifugation, circuit, circulation, circumgyration, circumrotation, circumvolution, full circle, gyre, pivoting, reeling, revolution, roll, rolling, rotation, rotational motion, round, spin, spinning, swinging, swirling, swiveling, trolling, trundling, turbination, turn, turning, volutation, volution, wheel, wheeling, whir, whirl, whirling