What is spin?

  • (verb): Stream in jets, of liquids.
    Example: "The creek spun its course through the woods"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on spin, spins:

... A magnon is a collective excitation of the electrons' spin structure in a crystal lattice ... mechanics, a magnon can be viewed as a quantized spin wave ... It also possesses a spin of ħ (where ħ is the reduced Planck constant) ...
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Colossal Magnetoresistance
... In this model, the spin orientation of adjacent Mn-moments is associated with kinetic exchange of eg-electrons ... Consequently, alignment of the Mn-spins by an external magnetic field causes higher conductivity ... One prominent model is the so-called half-metallic ferromagnetic model, which is based on spin-polarized (SP) band structure calculations using the local spin-den ...
Polarization - In The Physical Sciences
... electrochemistry), a change in the equilibrium potential of an electrochemical reaction Spin polarization, the degree by which the spin of elementary particles is aligned to a given ...
Spin - Other Uses
... business Spinning (textiles), the creation of yarn or thread by twisting fibers together Spin (public relations), a heavily biased portrayal of an event or situation Spin (b-boy move), a b-boying ...

More definitions of "spin":

  • (noun): A short drive in a car.
    Example: "He took the new car for a spin"
  • (noun): A swift whirling motion (usually of a missile).
  • (verb): Twist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation.
    Example: "The President's spokesmen had to spin the story to make it less embarrasing"
  • (verb): Make up a story.
    Example: "Spin a yarn"
  • (verb): Form a web by making a thread.
    Example: "Spiders spin a fine web"
  • (noun): A distinctive interpretation (especially as used by politicians to sway public opinion).
    Example: "The campaign put a favorable spin on the story"
  • (verb): Cause to spin.
    Example: "Spin a coin"
    Synonyms: whirl, birl, twirl
  • (noun): Rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral.
    Synonyms: tailspin
  • (verb): Prolong or extend.
    Example: "Spin out a visit"
    Synonyms: spin out
  • (verb): Work natural fibers into a thread.
    Example: "Spin silk"

Famous quotes containing the word spin:

    Words can have no single fixed meaning. Like wayward electrons, they can spin away from their initial orbit and enter a wider magnetic field. No one owns them or has a proprietary right to dictate how they will be used.
    David Lehman (b. 1948)

    In tragic life, God wot,
    No villain need be! Passions spin the plot:
    We are betrayed by what is false within.
    George Meredith (1828–1909)