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Definition of Spiral


  1. Winding or circling round a center or pole and gradually receding from it; as, the spiral curve of a watch spring.
  2. Winding round a cylinder or imaginary axis, and at the same time rising or advancing forward; winding like the thread of a screw; helical.
  3. Of or pertaining to a spiral; like a spiral.
  4. A plane curve, not reentrant, described by a point, called the generatrix, moving along a straight line according to a mathematical law, while the line is revolving about a fixed point called the pole. Cf. Helix.
  5. Anything which has a spiral form, as a spiral shell.

Spiral Quotations

Fear stifles our thinking and actions. It creates indecisiveness that results in stagnation. I have known talented people who procrastinate indefinitely rather than risk failure. Lost opportunities cause erosion of confidence, and the downward spiral begins.
Charles Stanley

A circle is the reflection of eternity. It has no beginning and it has no end - and if you put several circles over each other, then you get a spiral.
Maynard James Keenan

Looking up and out, how can we not respect this ever-vigilant cognizance that distinguishes us: the capability to envision, to dream, and to invent? the ability to ponder ourselves? and be aware of our existence on the outer arm of a spiral galaxy in an immeasurable ocean of stars? Cognizance is our crest.
Vanna Bonta

Growth is a spiral process, doubling back on itself, reassessing and regrouping.
Julia Margaret Cameron

You can make bad choices and find yourself in a downward spiral or you can find something that gets you out of it.
Ray LaMontagne
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Spiral Translations

spiral in Afrikaans is spiraal
spiral in Dutch is spiraal
spiral in French is spirale
spiral in Portuguese is espiral
spiral in Spanish is espiral, espira
spiral in Swedish is spiral
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