Gyration is another term for rotation. A center of actual rotation as well as rotational symmetry may be called gyration center, gyration point, or rotocenter. See also radius of gyration. Other terms with the "gyro-" root for rotation are gyroscope and gyroelongated. See also .

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  • Gyration — Gy*ra tion (j[ i]*r[=a] sh[u^]n), n. 1. The act of turning or whirling, as around a fixed center; a circular or spiral motion; motion about an axis; rotation; revolution. [1913 Webster] The gyrations of an ascending balloon. De Quincey. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gyration — (v lat.), 1) das Drehen im Kreise; 2) Schwindel; 3) Drehsucht; 4) das Umhertragen eines neu gewählten Fürsten auf einem Schilde …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Gyration — Gyration, lat. deutsch, Drehsucht, Schwindel …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Gyration — Gyration,   die Bewegung eines elektrisch geladenen Teilchens in einem konstanten Magnetfeld unter dem Einfluss der Lorentz Kraft. Der Radius der Kreisbahn des betreffenden Teilchens wird als Gyrationsradius bezeichnet; er ergibt sich zu rG = mv …   Universal-Lexikon

  • gyration — 1610s, noun of action from L.L. gyratum, pp. of gyrare, from L. gyrus circle (see GYRE (Cf. gyre)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • gyration — [jī rā′shən] n. 1. the act of gyrating; circular or spiral motion 2. something gyrate, as a whorl …   English World dictionary

  • gyration — gyrational, adj. /juy ray sheuhn/, n. the act of gyrating; circular or spiral motion; revolution; rotation; whirling. [1605 15; < LL gyration (s. of gyratio). See GYRATE, ION] * * * …   Universalium

  • gyration — gyrate ► VERB 1) move in a circle or spiral. 2) dance in a wild or suggestive manner. DERIVATIVES gyration noun gyrator noun. ORIGIN Latin gyrare revolve , from Greek guros a ring …   English terms dictionary

  • Gyration tensor — The gyration tensor is a tensor that describes the second moments of position of a collection of particles :S {mn} stackrel{mathrm{def{=} frac{1}{N}sum {i=1}^{N} r {m}^{(i)} r {n}^{(i)}where r {m}^{(i)} is the mathrm{m^{th Cartesian coordinate of …   Wikipedia

  • gyration radius — inercijos spindulys statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. gyration radius; radius of inertia vok. Gyrationsradius, m; Trägheitshalbmesser, m; Trägheitsradius, m rus. радиус инерции, m pranc. rayon de giration, m; rayon d’inertie, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

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