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Meaning of turning by Wiktionary Dictionary

turning


    Etymology

    turn +‎ -ing

    Pronunciation

    • enPR: tûrʹ-nĭng, IPA: /ˈtɜr.nɪŋ/, SAMPA: /"t3r.nIN/
      • ( UK ) IPA: [ˈtɜː.nɪŋ], SAMPA: ["t3:.nIN]
      • ( US ) IPA: [ˈtɝ.nɪŋ], SAMPA: ["t3`.nIN]
    • Rhymes: -ɜː( r )nɪŋ
    • Hyphenation: turn‧ing

    Noun

    turning ( plural: turnings )

    1. ( UK ) A turn or deviation from a straight course.
    2. A shaping of wood or metal on a lathe .
    3. ( plural: only; not used in singular form ) Shavings produced by turning something on a lathe.

    Derived terms

    Verb

    turning

    1. Present participle of turn.

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Explanation of turning by Wordnet Dictionary

turning


    Noun
    1. act of changing in practice or custom

    2. the law took many turnings over the years
    3. the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course

    4. the activity of shaping something on a lathe

    5. the end-product created by shaping something on a lathe

    6. a movement in a new direction

    7. the turning of the wind
    8. a shaving created when something is produced by turning it on a lathe