Spin Spin, n. 1. The act of spinning; as, the spin of a top; a spin a bicycle. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

2. (Kinematics) Velocity of rotation about some specified axis. [1913 Webster]

3. (Politics) an interpretation of an event which is favorable to the interpreter or to the person s/he supports. A person whose task is to provide such interpretations for public relations purposes is called a {spin doctor}. [PJC] [1913 Webster]

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  • SPIN — On appelle «spin» le moment angulaire ou cinétique intrinsèque des particules quantiques ou quantons. Ce terme anglais évoque le mouvement de rotation propre que peuvent posséder les objets physiques, telles les planètes ou les balles de tennis,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Spin — (von englisch spin ‚Drehung‘, ‚Drall‘), auch Eigendrehimpuls, ist eine quantenmechanische Eigenschaft von Teilchen. Spin hat kein Pendant in der klassischen Physik, und somit können semi klassische Erklärungen und Analogien nicht vollständig …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Spin — may refer to:* Rotation or spin, a movement of an object in a circular motion * Spin (physics) or particle spin, a fundamental property of elementary particles * Spin (flight), a special and often intense case of a stall * Spin (public relations) …   Wikipedia

  • SPIN — (ursprünglich ein Akronym für Simple PROMELA Interpreter) ist eines der bekanntesten Werkzeuge zur Modellprüfung (engl. Model Checking). SPIN prüft endliche Zustandsautomaten (engl. Finite State Machines) mit der temporalen Logik LTL. Zusätzlich… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Spin — (sp[i^]n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spun}(Archaic imp. {Span}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Spinning}.] [AS. spinnan; akin to D. & G. spinnen, Icel. & Sw. spinna, Dan. spinde, Goth. spinnan, and probably to E. span. [root]170. Cf. {Span}, v. t., {Spider}.] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spin — Spin: Содержание 1 В математике 2 В вычислительной технике 3 В музыке …   Википедия

  • spin — [spin] vt. spun, spinning [ME spinnen < OE spinnan, akin to Ger spinnen < IE base * (s)pen(d) , to pull, draw, spin > Lith spéndžiu, to lay a snare & (prob.) L pendere, to hang] 1. a) to draw out and twist fibers of (wool, cotton, etc.)… …   English World dictionary

  • spin — 1. The form for the regular past tense and past participle of the verb is spun: • The other man spun towards the sound, gun extended, ready to fire A. Lejeune, 1986 • I was spun round, and dragged back A. Billson, 1993. Before the 20c span was… …   Modern English usage

  • spin — ► VERB (spinning; past and past part. spun) 1) turn round quickly. 2) (of a person s head) give a sensation of dizziness. 3) (with reference to a ball) move through the air with a revolving motion. 4) draw out and twist (the fibres of wool,… …   English terms dictionary

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