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turning

EN[ˈtɜr.nɪŋ] [ˈtɜː.nɪŋ] [ˈtɝ.nɪŋ] [-ɜː(r)nɪŋ] [-ɜː(ɹ)nɪŋ]
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  • Turning is an engineering machining process in which a cutting tool, typically a non-rotary tool bit, describes a helical toolpath by moving more or less linearly while the workpiece rotates.
  • Turning can be done manually, in a traditional form of lathe, which frequently requires continuous supervision by the operator, or by using an automated lathe which does not.
  • When turning, a piece of relatively rigid material (such as wood, metal, plastic, or stone) is rotated and a cutting tool is traversed along 1, 2, or 3 axes of motion to produce precise diameters and depths.
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    Definition of turning in English Dictionary

  • NounPLturningsSUF-ing
    1. (Britain) A turn or deviation from a straight course.
      1. The shaping of wood or metal on a lathe.
        1. The act of turning.
          1. A doorknob of whatever roundish shape is effectively a continuum of levers, with the axis of the latching mechanism—known as the spindle—being the fulcrum about which the turning takes place.
        2. (plural only) Shavings produced by turning something on a lathe.
        3. Verb
          1. present participle of turn.
          2. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • Make sure the workpiece is properly secured in the chuck before turning on the lathe.
              • It was turning into an abysmal afternoon for Newcastle and it deteriorated further when Tiote saw red for his challenge on Jon Ashton.
              • nce we take this decision, there's no turning back. ‎
            2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
              • Turning the corner, I discovered a lovely little shop. I discovered that they sold widgets. ‎
              • Turning up drunk at the debutante ball will certainly make you the talk of the town.
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Morphemes
              • Suffixes
                • Words by suffix
                  • Words suffixed with -ing
              • Nouns
                • Countable nouns
                  • Pluralia tantum
                  • Verbs
                    • Verb forms
                      • Participles
                        • Present participles
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                  4. en turning to
                  5. en turning up
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                  Grammatically, this word "turning" is a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a pluralia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
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