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Meaning of "circumnutation" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CIRCUMNUTATION

From circum- + -nutate, from Latin nūtāre to nod repeatedly, sway.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CIRCUMNUTATION

circumnutation  [ˌsɜkəmnjuːˈteɪʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CIRCUMNUTATION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Circumnutation is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CIRCUMNUTATION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Nutation (botany)

Nutation is the bending movements executed by some plant organs, such as stems, leaves, roots, etc., by which the part is inclined successively in various directions. Nutations are due to the unequal rate of growth of different sides of the organ, an inequality which, so far as is known at present, is dependent upon internal causes and is not called forth by the action of external stimuli. The word is often used in a broad sense in the phrase nutational movement, to include all the movements in plants caused by growth in contrast to variation movements or movements produced by reversible turgor changes. Simple nutation occurs in dorsiventral organs, such as flat leaves, both foliage and floral. The movements are only in one plane, depending upon the unequal growth of the opposite sides. When young the growth of the foliage leaves is most rapid upon their outer face, in consequence of which the leaf applies itself to the axis, arches over the apex, and with its neighbors forms a compact bud. Later growth becomes more rapid on the inner face, the bud opens, and the leaves straighten out.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CIRCUMNUTATION


accreditation
əˌkrɛdɪˈteɪʃən
adaptation
ˌædəpˈteɪʃən
alimentation
ˌælɪmɛnˈteɪʃən
citation
saɪˈteɪʃən
consultation
ˌkɒnsəlˈteɪʃən
documentation
ˌdɒkjʊmɛnˈteɪʃən
excitation
ˌɛksɪˈteɪʃən
hesitation
ˌhɛzɪˈteɪʃən
implementation
ˌɪmplɪmenˈteɪʃən
interpretation
ɪnˌtɜːprɪˈteɪʃən
invitation
ˌɪnvɪˈteɪʃən
limitation
ˌlɪmɪˈteɪʃən
meditation
ˌmɛdɪˈteɪʃən
orientation
ˌɔːrɪɛnˈteɪʃən
presentation
ˌprɛzənˈteɪʃən
rehabilitation
ˌriːəˌbɪlɪˈteɪʃən
representation
ˌrɛprɪzɛnˈteɪʃən
reputation
ˌrɛpjʊˈteɪʃən
rotation
rəʊˈteɪʃən
transportation
ˌtrænspɔːˈteɪʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CIRCUMNUTATION

circumlocute
circumlocution
circumlocutory
circumlunar
circummure
circumnavigable
circumnavigate
circumnavigation
circumnavigator
circumnutate
circumnutatory
circumpolar
circumpose
circumposition
circumscissile
circumscribable
circumscribe
circumscriber
circumscription
circumscriptive

WORDS THAT END LIKE CIRCUMNUTATION

action
administration
animation
application
association
certification
combination
communication
confirmation
conversation
corporation
creation
decoration
destination
duration
education
evaluation
federation
formation
foundation
generation

Synonyms and antonyms of circumnutation in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «circumnutation» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CIRCUMNUTATION

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The translations of circumnutation from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «circumnutation» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

circumnutation
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

circumnutación
570 millions of speakers

English

circumnutation
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

circumnutation
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

circumnutation
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

circumnutation
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

circumnutation
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

circumnutation
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

circumnutation
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Circumnutation
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Circumnutation
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

回旋運動
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

circumnutation
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Circumnutation
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

circumnutation
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

circumnutation
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सर्कुटेशन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

circumnutation
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

circumnutazione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

circumnutation
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

circumnutation
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

circumnutation
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

circumnutation
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

circumnutation
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

circumnutation
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

circumnutation
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of circumnutation

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CIRCUMNUTATION»

The term «circumnutation» is used very little and occupies the 188.027 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CIRCUMNUTATION» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about circumnutation

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CIRCUMNUTATION»

Discover the use of circumnutation in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to circumnutation and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Works of Charles Darwin: The power of movement in plants
_ -Z, circumnutation and nyctitropic movement of main petiole, 379-384. Z, of leaflets, 384. _ _ Z, circumnutation and nyctitropic movement of pinnse, 408. _ Z, number ot ellipses described in given time, 411. _ Z, effect of bright sunshine on ...
Charles Darwin, 1915
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Nature
Wiesner allows that circumnutation does exist in some cases. This last class he considers a small one; he states, indeed, that “nearly all, especially the clearly perceptible circumnutations," are combined movements belonging to the second of ...
Sir Norman Lockyer, 1891
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Charles Darwin's Works: The power of movement in plants
movement of cotvledons, 116 fora, circumnutation of cotyledons and hypocotyls, 34, 35, 109, 308 . , effect of light, 124, 125 , sensitiveness to contact, 125 , heliotropic movement and circumnutation of hypocotyl, 431 , hypocotyl of seedling ...
Charles Darwin, Sir Francis Darwin, 1896
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Rhythms in Plants: Phenomenology, Mechanisms, and Adaptive ...
The problem remains that there has been no direct evidence yet for the involvement of the graviresponse as an external oscillator in circumnutation. Indeed, this is rather controversial, as the following discussion demonstrates. The hypocotyls ...
Stefano Mancuso, Sergey Shabala, 2007
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The Power of Movement in Plants
movement of cotyledons, 116 tora, circumnutation of cotyledons and hypocotyls, 34, 35, 109, 308 , effect of light, 124, 125 , sensitiveness to contact, 125 , heliotropic movement and circumnutation of hypoeotyl, 431 , hypoeotyl of seedling ...
Charles Darwin, Sir Francis Darwin, 1897
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Plant Tropisms: And Other Growth Movements
Circumnutation derives from regular changes in the rates of cell elongation along an organ (Fig. 1.3b). It is generally held that waves of differential growth move basipetally down a circumnutating shoot (Johnsson 1979), although it has been ...
J.W. Hart, 1990
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Plant Tropisms
It has long been debated whether gravitropism and circumnutation are causally related to each other (Kiss 2006). Interestingly, it appears that circumnutation and winding movement defects in weeping could be attributed to loss of endodermal  ...
Simon Gilroy, Patrick Masson, 2008
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Lectures on the Physiology of Plants
In his paper on the subject, which affords much valuable information as to the mechanism of the process, Schwendener attributes twining to circumnutation and to an antidromous torsion, that is, a torsion in an opposite direction to that of ...
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Light- and Auxin-regulated Protein Kinases from Arabidopsis ...
Since gravitropism seems not to cause the wag phenotype, we hypothesized that circumnutation might be altered. Roots from certain Arabidopsis ecotypes (Ler, Ws) have a tendency to skew to the left (as viewed from above) as they grow ...
Aaron Andrew Santner, 2006
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The Biology of Vines
One rotation usually requires 1-2 h but both arc diameter and circumnutation rate vary with species and environmental conditions. Basically, conditions that promote vine growth also enhance circumnutation. The actual mechanism by which ...
Francis E. Putz, Harold A. Mooney, 1991

9 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CIRCUMNUTATION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term circumnutation is used in the context of the following news items.
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Status Report - Source: NASA
Many species of climbing plants grow upward in a spiraling shape, a process known as circumnutation. Plant organs also grow in a spiraling, ... «Space Ref, Mar 15»
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Sandy's Garden ... Charles Darwin and the Tulip
In a much less well-known book than his famous 'The Origin of the Species,' Darwin wrote about what he termed 'tulip circumnutation' – the fact ... «Falkirk Herald, Nov 14»
3
How Do Plants Grow Aboard the International Space Station?
When plants grow, they do so in an oscillatory or helical manner called circumnutation. We can easily see this in vines that grow around an ... «Slate Magazine, Sep 14»
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NASA Launches Lunar Garden Project: One Small Step for Man …
... at regular intervals to enable the projects scientists to look at growth rate, phototropism —how the plants react to light — and circumnutation, ... «iScienceTimes.com, Dec 13»
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The Moon Is Getting a Garden
We will also look for phototropism and circumnutation. The basic data from the experiment would be the growth rate, expressed as leaf area, ... «The Wire, Dec 13»
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NASA plans to grow turnips on the Moon by 2015
... both how the plants respond to lunar light (phototropism) and how their natural circular motion (circumnutation) responds to lunar gravity. «Raw Story, Nov 13»
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A new technique for panoramic, very-high-resolution, time-lapse …
The helical movements, or circumnutation, of the plants is also evident. The outdoor setup was powered by solar panels and photographed an ... «Phys.Org, Sep 13»
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Scientists join forces to bring plant movement to light
The issue kicks off with a broad review article about how roots revolve and bend, known as circumnutation. Vines that wrap around objects as ... «EurekAlert, Jan 13»
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Charles Darwin: More than the origin
Darwin attempted to explain all plant movements as modified forms of circumnutation, a process whereby a plant or plant part moves in ... «EurekAlert, Dec 09»

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« EDUCALINGO. Circumnutation [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/circumnutation>. Sep 2019 ».
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