spin

  1. a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)
  2. the act of rotating rapidly

Spin

An expression for a five pound note (pre-1966 currency).
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Electrons have an intrinsic angular momentum that is similar to what would be observed if they were spinning. Electron spin is sometimes called a 'twoness' property because it can have two values, referred to as 'spin up' and 'spin down'. Nuclei can have spins of their own.
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(from the article `figure skating`) Spins are generally performed on either the back outside or the back inside edge of the blade. A sit spin is done in sitting position, with the body ...
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spin

(from the article `mechanics`) ...motion of the centre of mass, acting as if all the body`s mass were concentrated at that point. The quantity Lc in equation (83) is sometimes ...
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Spin

(from the article `Rock criticism`) ...The Wire, the dance culture-based Mixmag, Germany`s Spex, or American magazines such as Spin (founded in 1985 as a younger, hipper rival to ...
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spin

[n] - a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile) 2. [n] - the act of rotating rapidly 3. [v] - stream in jets, of liquids 4. [v] - revolve quickly and repeatedly around one`s own axis 5. [v] - make up a story, as in`spin a yarn` 6. [v] - form a web by making a thread, as of spiders 7. [v] - work natural fibers int...
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Spin

• (v. i.) To move round rapidly; to whirl; to revolve, as a top or a spindle, about its axis. • (v. t.) To shape, as malleable sheet metal, into a hollow form, by bending or buckling it by pressing against it with a smooth hand tool or roller while the metal revolves, as in a lathe. • (n.) Velocity of rotation about some specified ax...
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spin

verb revolve quickly and repeatedly around one`s own axis; `The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy`
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spin

twirl noun the act of rotating rapidly; `he gave the crank a spin`; `it broke off after much twisting`
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Spin

[aerodynamics] A spin is a special category of stall resulting in autorotation about the vertical axis and a shallow, rotating, downward path. Spins can be entered intentionally or unintentionally, from any flight attitude if the aircraft has sufficient yaw while at the stall point. In a normal spin, the wing on the inside of the turn is st...
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Spin

[b-boy move] A spin is a b-boying move that involves rotation of the breaker`s body about some axis in contact with the ground. It is possible to perform a spin on virtually any part of the body, but bare skin often causes painful and spin-killing friction with the floor. To solve this problem, many breakers employ pieces of cloth or wear l...
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SPIN

[operating system] The SPIN Operating System is a research project implemented in the computer programming language Modula-3, and is an Open Source project. It is designed with three goals in mind: flexibility, safety and performance. SPIN was developed at the University of Washington. The kernel can be extended by dynamically loaded module...
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Spin

[physics] In quantum mechanics and particle physics, spin is an intrinsic form of angular momentum carried by elementary particles, composite particles (hadrons), and atomic nuclei. Spin is a solely quantum-mechanical phenomenon; it does not have a counterpart in classical mechanics (despite evoking classical phenomena such as a planet spin...
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Spin

[public relations] In public relations, spin is a form of propaganda, achieved through providing an interpretation of an event or campaign to persuade public opinion in favor or against a certain organization or public figure. While traditional public relations may also rely on creative presentation of the facts, `spin` often implies dising...
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Spin

[radio] In radio broadcasting, a spin is a single play of a song. The term is also used as a unit to measure (or induce) popularity, typically in spins per week. This measure is also known as rotation, and is most heavily used at Top 40 radio stations, some non-traditional radio formats, and others with descendant radio formats. A song in l...
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SPIN

[software process] A Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN) is an organization of professionals who are interested in software and systems process improvement. There are currently 114 SPINs worldwide in their individual geographical areas. Ref: Each SPIN is a completely independent organization. Software Engineering Institute (SEI) pro...
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Spin

[Trey Anastasio song] `Spin` is the tenth track of Shine, the 2005 release Trey Anastasio, although the song is credited to both Trey Anastasio and Brendan O`Brien. It was recorded in mid-2005 at the Southern Tracks Recording Studio in Atlanta, GA. It was debuted live on August 4, 2005 at the Bank of America Pavilion in Boston, MA. == Perso...
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Spin

Spin intransitive verb 1. To practice spinning; to work at drawing and twisting threads; to make yarn or thread from fiber; as, the woman knows how to spin ; a machine or jenny spins with great exactness. « They neither know to spin , nor care to toll.» Pr...
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Spin

Spin noun 1. The act of spinning; as, the spin of a top; a spin a bicycle. [ Colloq.] 2. (Kinematics) Velocity of rotation about some specified axis.
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Spin

Spin transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Spun (Archaic imperfect Span ); present participle & verbal noun Spinning .] [ Anglo-Saxon spinnan ; akin to D. & German spinnen , Icelandi...
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spin

1. To practice spinning; to work at drawing and twisting threads; to make yarn or thread from fibre; as, the woman knows how to spin; a machine or jenny spins with great exactness. 'They neither know to spin, nor care to toll.' (Prior) ... 2. To move round rapidly; to whirl; to revolve, as a top or a spindle, about its axis. 'Round about him spun t...
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Spin

A maneuver in which an aircraft is descending in a stall and rotating. It may be performed intentionally or accidentally.
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spin

A number that labels the intrinsic angular momentum of a particle, essentially how much the particle rotates around its axis. This number can only take on discrete values. Particles with different spins will interact in different ways. Electrons have spin �, while photons have spin one.
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Spin

a political agenda, twisting truths or facts into something that "proves" your point of view.
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