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Meaning of "tourbillon" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TOURBILLON

tourbillon  [ˌtʊəbɪˈjɔ̃] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TOURBILLON

noun
adjective
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Tourbillon 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 TOURBILLON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

tourbillon

Tourbillon

In horology, a tourbillon is an addition to the mechanics of a watch escapement. Developed around 1795 by the French-Swiss watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet from an earlier idea by the English chronometer maker John Arnold, a tourbillon aims to counter the effects of gravity by mounting the escapement and balance wheel in a rotating cage, to negate the effect of gravity when the timepiece is stuck in a certain position. Originally an attempt to improve accuracy, tourbillons are still included in some expensive modern watches as a novelty and demonstration of watchmaking virtuosity. The mechanism is usually exposed on the watch's face to show it off.

Definition of tourbillon in the English dictionary

The definition of tourbillon in the dictionary is a device in a mechanical watch which prevents errors due to changes in gravity.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TOURBILLON


avion
avjɔ̃
demi-pension
dəmipɑ̃sjɔ̃
pavillon
pavijɔ̃

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TOURBILLON

tour de force
tour director
tour guide
tour manager
tour operator
tour rep
touraco
Touraine
Tourane
tourbillion
Tourcoing
tourer
Tourette syndrome
Tourette´s
Tourette´s syndrome
tourie
touring
touring bindings
touring car
tourism

WORDS THAT END LIKE TOURBILLON

ballon
billon
bouillon
carillon
Chillon
cotillon
court-bouillon
gallon
Godefroy de Bouillon
Languedoc-Roussillon
moellon
paillon
papillon
quillon
Roussillon
scintillon
tenaillon
tortillon
vellon
Villon

Synonyms and antonyms of tourbillon in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «tourbillon» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TOURBILLON

Find out the translation of tourbillon to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of tourbillon from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «tourbillon» in English.

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陀飞轮
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tourbillon
570 millions of speakers

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tourbillon
510 millions of speakers

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Tourbillon
380 millions of speakers
ar

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توربيون
280 millions of speakers

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турбийон
278 millions of speakers

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turbilhão
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tourbillon
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tourbillon
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Tourbillon
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Tourbillon
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トゥールビヨン
130 millions of speakers

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뚜르 비옹
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Turbillon
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tourbillon
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Tourbillon
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टूरबिलोन
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Translator English - Turkish

Tourbillon´u
70 millions of speakers

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tourbillon
65 millions of speakers

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Tourbillon
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

турбийон
40 millions of speakers

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tourbillon
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τουρμπιγιόν
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Tourbillon
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tourbillon
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tourbillon
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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TOURBILLON»

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TOURBILLON»

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Grand Complications: High Quality Watchmaking
Published by Tourbillon International, this reference work for connoisseurs deals with each of the major horological complications by theme, from their history through to their most recent developments.
Tourbillon International, 2011
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Tranquille Et Tourbillon
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process.
A. Ferdinandus, 2009
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Pocket Watches: From the Pendant Watch to the Tourbillon
Historically and visually, this is the most exciting volume on pocket watches that every has been compiled. 915 photographs of old and newer styles show the development clearly, and the text explains the mechanisms and manufacturers.
Reinhard Meis, 1987
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Progress in Wavelet Analysis and Applications: Proceedings ...
Avec l'ondelette de Morlet (Fig. 3a) une mise en évidence, à l'échelle k0 ~ 2.810~ 3fcm~1 et à la position 60 — 520km, du front Nord du tourbillon et du filament de vorticité qui le lie au courant principal, mais mal séparé en espace. En fait, cet ...
Yves Meyer, Sylvie Roques, 1993
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Watchmaking
of the tourbillon-mounted escapement the smaller balance is more likely to set because its spring is too weak to overcome the friction of the lockings at small amplitudes. Tourbillon carriages are usually fitted to pocket watches in which they ...
‎2011
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Elsevier's Dictionary of Geography: in English, Russian, ...
... 4951 tourbillon 6606, 6759 tourbillon anticyclonique 320 tourbillon circumpolaire 1003 tourbillon cyclonique 1408 tourbillon de Langmuir 3416 tourbillon de poussière 5202 tourbillon de puissance moyenne 3796 tourbillon de sable 5202 ...
Vladimir Kotlyakov, Anna Komarova, 2006
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Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations and Their ...
En identifiant le vecteur tourbillon w” au scalaire wwa, on constate que la quantité d'f , . a” 2e w”/r vérifie (ôt + v” - V)a” — 1/(5§a,, + 83a” + gara”) = 0. (T”) Lorsque 1/ : 0, la quantité a” est visiblement transportée par le flot 1p” de v”, et si 1/ > O, ...
D. Cioranescu, J.-L. Lions†, 2002
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Workshop Receipt for the Use of Manufacturers, Mechanics, & ...
The tourbillon, if now ignited, will be sure to go somewhere, but in order to regulate its flight we must adjust a stick to it, which shall have the effect of keeping its under side downwards, and so of compelling it to move upwards perpendicularly.
Ernest Spon, 1882
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Workshop Receipts,for the Use of Manufacturers, ...
The tourbillon, if now ignited, will be sure to go somewhere, but in order to regulate its flight we must adjust a stick to it, which shall have the effect of keeping its under side downwards, and so of compelling it to move upwards perpendicularly.
Ernest Spon, 1879
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All in Good Time: Reflections of a Watchmaker
19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. A gold and silver one-minute pivoted-detent chronometer tourbillon. CC. A gold one-minute spring-detent chronometer tourbillon. RAM. ditto. SB. ditto. EMH. ditto. CHE. ditto. SJD. ditto, with a reserve of winding indication.
George Daniels, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TOURBILLON»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term tourbillon is used in the context of the following news items.
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Some Evil Genius Built a Giant Ride That Twists In Every Direction
It would be worth all the puke in the world to ride this massive Tourbillon amusement park ride in Switzerland. It's called Starlight, probably because it looks like it ... «Gizmodo, Jun 15»
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Schweizer abc rides präsentiert wirbelnde Weltneuheit für Frankreich
Tourbillon – zu Deutsch: Der Wirbelwind – heißt das neueste Produkt der Schweizer Firma aus der Produktkategorie Thrill Rides. Trotz des Gesamtgewichts von ... «Airtimers, Jun 15»
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Rafael Nadal sports $850000 watch at French Open
The Richard Mill $850,000 watch called RM 27-02 Tourbillon, was made specifically for the Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal by Richard Mille for the 2015 ... «fox2now.com, May 15»
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TCW Founder Day Hires Ex-Tourbillon's Wang for Hedge Fund
Day, 71, hired Michael Wang, 32, a former senior analyst at the $2.5 billion Tourbillon Capital Partners, to take over Cypress's portfolio starting June 1. Wang will ... «Bloomberg, May 15»
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Rafael Nadal's Watch: The New Richard Mille Tourbillon 27-02 with …
Wow. Just Wow. Richard Mille raises the bar again. In the run up to the 114th French Open, Richard Mille unveils the new RM 27-02 tourbillon, a watch made for ... «Perpetuelle.com, May 15»
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This star hedge fund manager has CIA interrogators give all his …
Hedge fund manager Jason H. Karp, the founder of Tourbillon Capital Partners, said all of the potential hires at his firm take a personality test. "We actually ... «Business Insider, Apr 15»
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The Ulysse Anchor Tourbillon By Ulysse Nardin
Yet again, Ulysse Nardin has come up with something that breaks with traditional horological practice, but at the same time advances it. In the modern era, this ... «Quill & Pad, Apr 15»
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Press Release: Carl F. Bucherer Launches Limited Edition Tourbillon
Press Release: The Swiss watch manufacturer Carl F. Bucherer launches its own Tourbillon with an exclusive limited edition of 188 pieces – the Manero ... «Rapaport, Mar 15»
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Vacheron Constantin — Harmony Chronographe Tourbillon
Le Chronographe Tourbillon Harmony, animé par le nouveau Calibre 3200, intègre la collection Harmony consacrée aux moyennes et grandes complications. «WorldTempus, Feb 15»
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Richard Mille's RM 19-02 Tourbillon Fleur Allows Time To Blossom …
At the ongoing 25th Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), the luxury Swiss watch maker has unveiled the new RM 19-02 Tourbillon Fleur. «Pursuitist, Jan 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Tourbillon [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/tourbillon>. Sep 2020 ».
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