Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of gyrating.
  • noun Circular or spiral motion.
  • noun An oscillation or varying between states.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A wheeling; whirling; revolution; a wheeling motion, like that of the moon round the earth.
  • noun Tn univalve shells, one of the whorls of the spire.
  • noun Any system of gyri or convolutions in the brain.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of turning or whirling, as around a fixed center; a circular or spiral motion; motion about an axis; rotation; revolution.
  • noun (Zoöl.) One of the whorls of a spiral univalve shell.
  • noun (Mech.) See under Center.
  • noun the distance between the axis of a rotating body and its center of gyration.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of turning or whirling, as around a fixed center; a circular or spiral motion; motion about an axis; rotation; revolution.
  • noun One of the whorls of a spiral univalve shell.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of rotating in a circle or spiral
  • noun a single complete turn (axial or orbital)

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Examples

  • The current "gyration" is already down 48\% since May.

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  • Even more, the men in Senegal don't salivate over these dancers or seem to get turned on by the X rated moves -- a stark contrast to how males in America behave amidst the disposable aphrodisiac of female gyration.

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  • So-called high-frequency trading firms drew suspicions following the gyration, but an internal report by German exchange operator Deutsche Börse AG, completed this month but not widely circulated, determined that such participants' rapid buying and selling actually helped absorb some of the market shock.

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  • Even more, the men in Senegal don't salivate over these dancers or seem to get turned on by the X rated moves -- a stark contrast to how males in America behave amidst the disposable aphrodisiac of female gyration.

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  • I prefer enjoying Hulu through the browser using a handheld mouse (gyration).

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  • Up and down, shifting and tilting, suddenly spinning when I least expect it -- at no time have I even had the chance to sit back and enjoy the thing without worrying what may be coming with the next gyration.

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  • U.S. market authorities are scrutinizing the interplay among stocks, futures and options markets as they work to tailor new rules to curb the type of sudden price gyration seen May 6.

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  • U.S. market authorities are scrutinizing the complex interplay between stocks, futures and options markets as they work to tailor new rules to curb the type of sudden price gyration seen May 6, according to the top U.S. futures regulator.

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  • When the market turned ugly in the spring, Sunday Journal was on top of every gyration from the euphoria of April's market highs to the pandemonium of May's 1,000-point "flash crash."

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  • But viewers glued to their TV sets could hear the screaming studio audience come alive with each gyration.

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  • O proud left foot, that ventures quick within

    Then soon upon a backward journey lithe.

    Anon, once more the gesture, then begin:

    Command sinistral pedestal to writhe.

    Commence thou then the fervid Hokey-Poke,

    A mad gyration, hips in wanton swirl.

    To spin! A wilde release from Heavens yoke.

    - Jeff Brechlin, 'The Hokey-Poke'.

    November 22, 2008

  • (*in the style of William Shakespeare*)

    November 22, 2008

  • Hahaha! I forgot about this poem! Thanks, bilby.

    *gyrates Elizabethan style*

    November 22, 2008

  • My favorite gyration citation:

    Ink and Blink in glee did gyrate

    Around the dragon that ate the pyrate.

    -Ogden Nash, The Tale of Custard the Dragon

    November 22, 2008