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Meaning of winding

wind•ing

Pronunciation: (wīn'ding), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of a person or thing that winds.
  2. a bend, turn, or flexure.
  3. a coiling, folding, or wrapping, as of one thing about another.
  4. something that is wound or coiled, or a single round of it.
  5. a series winding.
    1. a symmetrically laid, electrically conducting current path in any device.
    2. the manner of such coiling:a series winding.
—adj.
  1. bending or turning; sinuous.
  2. spiral, as stairs.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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