circumgyration

noun
cir·​cum·​gyration
plural -s

Definition of circumgyration

1 : gyration
2 : movement in a circular course Aristotle's view that all the heavenly bodies … move in circular orbits in which each circumgyration is an exact repetition of every one that has preceded it— A. J. Toynbee

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History and Etymology for circumgyration

Late Latin circumgyratus (past participle of circumgyrare to turn around, from Latin circum- + gyrare to turn) + English -ion

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“Circumgyration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/circumgyration. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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