Complete Definition of "spiral"

English

Pronunciation
IPA|/ËspaɪɹÉl/, SAMPA|/"[email protected]/
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-aɪrÉl|-aɪrÉl

Noun
en-noun

  1. geometry A curve that is the locus of a point that rotates about a fixed point while continuously increasing its distance from that point.
  2. informally A helix.

Translations

Finnish: spiraali, kierre, kierukka, kiemura
German: Spirale f
Spanish: espiral
Português: espiral
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Intransitive verb
rfc-trverb|Intransitive verb
en-verb|spiral|l|ed (UK)
en-verb (US)

  1. To move along the path of a spiral or helix.

#:The falling leaves spiralled down from the tree.

  1. figuratively To increase continually.

#:Her debts were spiralling out of control.

Related terms
spiral staircase


Northern Sami

Noun
spiral

  1. hip

Category:Northern Sami nouns

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