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Definition of Turning


  1. of Turn
  2. The act of one who, or that which, turns; also, a winding; a bending course; a fiexure; a meander.
  3. The place of a turn; an angle or corner, as of a road.
  4. Deviation from the way or proper course.
  5. Turnery, or the shaping of solid substances into various by means of a lathe and cutting tools.
  6. The pieces, or chips, detached in the process of turning from the material turned.
  7. A maneuver by which an enemy or a position is turned.

Turning Quotations

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
Tony Robbins

Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things.
T. S. Eliot

I'm taking all the negatives in my life, and turning them into a positive.

Cloning represents a very clear, powerful, and immediate example in which we are in danger of turning procreation into manufacture.
Leon Kass

Our schools and colleges are turning out people who cannot feel fulfilled unless they are telling other people what to do.
Thomas Sowell
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Turning Translations

turning in German is schaltend, drehende, drehend
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