gyre definition

  • noun:
    • A circular or spiral type; a vortex: "rain swirling the night time into tunnels and gyres” ( Anthony Hyde).
    • A circular or spiral movement, particularly a circular sea present.
    • a swirling vortex
    • a circular present, particularly a large-scale sea current
    • A circular motion, or a circle described by a moving human body; a turn or revolution; a circuit.
    • A circle or band; a revolution of a moving human body; a circular or spiral turn.
    • In anatomy, a gyrus: because, a cerebral gyre.
    • a round form created by a series of concentric sectors (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To whirl.
  • verb:
    • to whirl
    • To turn round; to gyrate.
  • others:
    • to make; gyrate; revolve.
    • to show.

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