noun cir·cum·gyration

Definition of circumgyration



  1. 1 :  gyration

  2. 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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Origin and Etymology of circumgyration

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

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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