gy·ra·tion | \ jī-ˈrā-shən \

Definition of gyration 

1 : an act or instance of gyrating

2 : something (such as a coil of a shell) that is gyrate

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gyrational \jī-ˈrā-shnəl, -shə-nᵊl \ adjective

Examples of gyration in a Sentence

dizzy from the spirally gyrations of the roller coaster

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Those factors change every year, as the past gyrations in insolvency projections make clear., "Medicare is not going broke," 25 June 2018 Amazon’s stock price, currently about $1,750 a share, would cause massive day-to-day gyrations in the Dow. Akane Otani, WSJ, "What About Amazon? Dow Industrials Dumping GE for Walgreens Reflects Index’s Dilemma," 20 June 2018 Read more: Draghi Hits Back at Mnuchin in Global Currency War of Words Stocks were virtually unchanged after erasing earlier gains as investors assessed the impact of the greenback’s gyrations on equities., "Trump Rallies Dollar as Stocks Wobble, Crude Falls: Markets Wrap," 25 Jan. 2018 Some say the current expectations for future volatility are too low, after the S&P 500’s gyrations this year. Gunjan Banerji, WSJ, "Stock Market Returns to Calm After Epic Jump," 13 May 2018 As the animal approached, Luis Parra Villanueva stood several feet from the wall and twirled his rope in a sequence of pronounced gyrations. Jasper Scherer, San Antonio Express-News, "Charros and escaramuzas excite crowd at fan-favorite Fiesta Charreada," 30 Apr. 2018 So what do all these global gyrations mean for your wallet? NBC News, "Why Trump nixing the Iran deal will likely make your gas pricier," 8 May 2018 And in early 2018, stock market gyrations and political noise are distracting us the way shiny objects lure fish. Ken Fisher, USA TODAY, "Michelle Wolf, Kanye West distract us from the good news about the economy," 6 May 2018 Since destabilizing policy gyrations in 2015, financial policy has settled down, said Barry Naughton, a professor at the University of California, San Diego, who studies Chinese economic policymaking. Chris Buckley And Keith Bradsher, New York Times, "When Xi Speaks, Chinese Officials Jump. Maybe Too High.," 16 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of gyration

1615, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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gy·ra·tion | \ jī-ˈrā-shən \

Medical Definition of gyration 

: the pattern of convolutions of the brain

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