Denoting or involving circular or spiral motion.
- When he first saw her perform he was so impressed with her arm - flailing and gyratory motions that he incorporated them into his own static stage act.
- Cultures were grown on a gyratory shaker in darkness at 221°C.
- The town council opted instead for a full gyratory system, which it wanted to see tried out for three months.
noun (plural gyratories)
A road junction or traffic system requiring the circular movement of traffic, larger or more complex than an ordinary roundabout.
- To keep essential traffic moving, particularly the bus services, we have to reduce the amount of traffic using the gyratory.
- He told the inquest he was overtaken by the two vehicles on the wrong side of the road at the gyratory.
- Commenting on the longer term ideas he explained: ‘Using traffic flow models, we have looked a various gyratory systems.’
Words that rhyme with gyratoryadulatory, aleatory, approbatory, celebratory, clarificatory, classificatory, commendatory, congratulatory, consecratory, denigratory, elevatory, incantatory, incubatory, intimidatory, modificatory, participatory, placatory, pulsatory, purificatory, reificatory, revelatory, rotatory
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