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TPI

Turns Per Inch

Miscellaneous » Unit Measures

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FIAT

Fails In Attempted Turns

Miscellaneous » Funnies

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WBTG

When Blue Turns Gold

Community » Music

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TIU

Turns In Use

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WT

Wait Turns

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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GET

Guaranteed Easy Turns

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WTRT

Where The River Turns

Governmental » Transportation

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WTRT

Where The River Turns

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ETOPS

Engine Turns Or Pax Swim

Sports » Swimming

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ATWT

As The World Turns

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RELATIONSHIP

Really Exciting Love Affair Turns Into Outrageous Nightmare Sobriety Hangs In Peril

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KAT

Kilo Ampere Turns

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RELATIONSHIP

Real Exciting Love Affair Turns Into Outrageous Nightmare Sobriety Hangs in Peril

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MNTR

My Nose Turns Red

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AITO

As It Turns Out

Computing » Texting

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RTOR

Right Turns On Red

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TFFT

Turns From Finger Tight

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TPA

Turns Per Armature

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TPW

Turns per Warp

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TTR

Transformer Turns Ratio

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TPD

Turns Per Day

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TSK

Turns Spent Kneeling

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PTF

Prince Turns to Frog

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KTL

Kicks Turns And Leaps

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LTO

Left Turns Only

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What does turns mean?

Turns
An expression applied to the convolutions of wire in a solenoid, electro-magnet, or other apparatus or construction of that kind. A turn indicates a complete encircling of the core or axis of the object. Thus a wire wound five times around a bar gives five turns.

While this is its primary meaning the term if compounded may refer to virtual turns. Thus an ampere-turn means one ampere passing through one turn. But ten ampere-turns may mean ten amperes passing through ten turns, five amperes passing through two turns, and so on. This use is analogous to a dimension of length in a compound word, as foot-pound.

[Transcriber's note: "But ten ampere-turns may mean ten amperes passing through ONE turn or one ampere through ten turns, and so on."]

There may be a number of kinds of turns qualified by descriptive adjectives, as series-turns, the turns of wire in a series circuit of a compound dynamo. In the same way there are shunt-turns. If series ampere-turns or shunt ampere-turns are meant the word ampere should be included.

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