turn·​ing | \ ˈtər-niŋ How to pronounce turning (audio) \

Definition of turning

1 : the act or course of one that turns
2 : a place of a change in direction
3a : a forming by use of a lathe broadly : turnery
b turnings plural : waste produced in turning

Examples of turning in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web More seriously, the makeover amounts to the erasure of one of the greatest turning points in the Indian freedom struggle. Manavi Kapur, Quartz, 11 Sep. 2021 Often, investors want to understand which decisions and key turning points in your life led you to becoming a founder. Miruna Girtu, Forbes, 1 Sep. 2021 While black tuxedos are usually the traditional default to wedding tuxedos, tailors are noticing a turning tide. Isiah Magsino, Vogue, 29 Aug. 2021 The latter includes a road with one lane traveling in each direction with a turning lane in between them. cleveland, 23 Aug. 2021 Rafael Ramos, 30, of the 300 block of N. Overhill Avenue, Chicago, was charged with driving without license, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and failure to yield turning left, at 5:59 p.m. August 18. Pioneer Press Staff, chicagotribune.com, 23 Aug. 2021 The council’s approval of the Home Depot would allow Camino Del Rio South to remain two lanes, but the developer would have to add a middle turning lane near the new store. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Aug. 2021 After shrugging off his incredulity, Robb made the mistake of getting into a horizontal turning fight with the MiG. Eric Tegler, Popular Mechanics, 13 June 2021 That was actually one of the turning points and what was so exciting for me about this partnership. Kaitlyn Frey, PEOPLE.com, 11 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of turning

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of turning was in the 14th century

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1 Oct 2021

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“Turning.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turning. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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