Radius of gyration
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 Webster]

If a burning coal be nimbly moved round in a circle, with gyrations continually repeated, the whole circle will appear like fire. --Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) One of the whorls of a spiral univalve shell. [1913 Webster]

{Center of gyration}. (Mech.) See under {Center}.

{Radius of gyration}, the distance between the axis of a rotating body and its center of gyration. --Rankine. [1913 Webster]


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