In quantum mechanics and particle physics, spin is an intrinsic form of angular momentum carried by elementary particles, composite particles, and atomic nuclei. Spin is a solely quantum-mechanical phenomenon; it does not have a counterpart in classical mechanics .

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  1. Circular motion.
    The car went into a spin.
    The skaters demonstrated their spins.
    ''He put some spin on the cue ball.
    One of the planet's moons has a slower spin than the others.
  2. A quantum angular momentum associated with subatomic particles, which also creates a magnetic moment.
  3. A favourable comment or interpretation intended to bias opinion on an otherwise unpleasant situation.
  4. Rotation of the ball as it flies through the air; sideways movement of the ball as it bounces.
  5. A condition of flight where a stalled aircraft is simultaneously pitching, yawing and rolling in a spinning motion.
  6. A brief trip by vehicle.
  7. A bundle of spun material; a mass of strands and filaments.


  1. To rotate, revolve, gyrate (usually quickly); to partially or completely rotate to face another direction.
    I spun myself around a few times.
    Spin the ball on the floor.
    The Earth spins with a period of one day.
    She spun around and gave him a big smile.
  2. To make yarn by twisting and winding fibers together.
    They spin the cotton into thread.
  3. To present, describe, or interpret, or to introduce a bias or slant so as to give something a favorable or advantageous appearance.
  4. To make the ball move sideways when it bounces on the pitch.
  5. To move sideways when bouncing.
  6. To form into thin strips or ribbons, as with sugar
  7. To form (a web, a cocoon, silk, etc.) from threads produced by the extrusion of a viscid, transparent liquid, which hardens on coming into contact with the air; said of the spider, the silkworm, etc.
  8. To shape, as malleable sheet metal, into a hollow form, by bending or buckling it by pressing against it with a smooth hand tool or roller while the metal revolves, as in a lathe.
  9. To move swiftly.
    to spin along the road in a carriage, on a bicycle, etc.
  10. To stream or issue in a thread or a small current or jet.
    Blood spins from a vein.
  11. To twist (hay) into ropes for convenient carriage on an expedition.


  1. Describing a spin bowler, or his style of bowling.

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