# circular motion

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## circular motion

[′sər·kyə·lər ′mō·shən]
(mechanics)
Motion of a particle in a circular path.
Motion of a rigid body in which all its particles move in circles about a common axis, fixed with respect to the body, with a common angular velocity.
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The rectilinear movement has thus become changed into a circular motion of extreme velocity, and it is now pursuing an elliptical orbit round the moon, of which it has become a true satellite.
Then he imparted to the pan a deft circular motion that sent the water sluicing in and out through the dirt and gravel.
In this way, having carefully removed the leg bands by deft circular motions of his arm following one another uninterruptedly, the man hung the leg bands up on some pegs fixed above his head.
Although his painted surfaces are imbued with a visual motif that is dependent on the use of curving shapes and circular motion, symbolic of the female element, he chooses to cloud it in ambiguity, creating imposing figures and often disassembling his figuration to force a whirling sense of movement," according to Ms Stefanides.
Tutorials for physics teachers demonstrate how to create motion simulations featuring a road and spacecraft, as well as circular motion simulations with a ball moving in a circle and a ball moving alongside it.
She added: "For fool proof application, place the Blush Twist on the tip of your fingers first, then gently blend on to the cheeks in a circular motion.
These stars generally follow orbits that take them in and out of our galaxy's center, rather than around it in a circular motion like the stars in the spiral disk.
Oatmeal-buttermilk exfoliating pack Mix two tablespoons of oatmeal with three tablespoons of buttermilk, apply on face and body, massage in a circular motion and keep on for 20 minutes.
Brush, holding the toothbrush at a 45 degree angle to teeth, and use a slow, circular motion to remove plaque and food particles stuck between teeth.
The evening began with several exciting demonstrations, including making ice-cream with liquid nitrogen, the link between capacitors and lightning, the effect of low temperatures on superconductors and the connection between weather patterns and circular motion.
Though such esoteric fare amused contemporary scientists, Muslim astronomers considered the possibility that circular motion was widespread, theorising that even the Earth rotated on its own axis or, perhaps, moved in a heliocentric solar system in a circular orbit even if the latter notion was never explicitly cited.

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