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Meaning of gyre

gyre

Pronunciation: ( jīr), [key]
— n.
  1. a ring or circle.
  2. a circular course or motion.
  3. a ringlike system of ocean currents rotating clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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