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turn

(tŭrn),
To revolve or cause to revolve; specifically, to change the position of the fetus within the uterus to convert a malpresentation into a presentation permitting normal delivery.
[A.S. tyrnan]
Obstetrics Version; the rotation of a foetus for vaginal delivery
Public health The abrupt change in a domesticated animal’s behaviour, from docile to aggressive, resulting in attacks on humans, which may be fatal; turning is most common in pitbull terrriers and rottweilers, which together cause the bulk of dog bite-related fatalities in the US
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It is perhaps Jasper Johns' youthful work that most clearly, even eloquently integrates acting out (through gesture) and turning off of feeling (through its semiotics).
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This technique tricks the male cell, which apparently calculates that it contains more than one X chromosome, into activating the Xist gene and turning off a nearby gene that the researchers had added along with Xist, Jaenisch's group reported in the July 12, 1996 Cell.
Turning off appliances helps ensure against overloading, which could delay the restoration of service.
7 to all employees in the Simi facility reminding them of conservation tips, such as turning off lights and computers at the end of the day.
Although the new instructions do not control the camera, turning off the other two instruments allows on-board computers to operate the remaining seven instruments more efficiently, says Mission Director Richard P.
Because the worm was never stored permanently in a computer's memory, turning off the machine erased the invader.
Design lifetime," says an engineer who has worked on some of NASA's interplanetary missions, "is not what I'd fall back on if I were trying to rationalize turning off a working spacecraft.
Among the strategies proposed by ECI were pre-cooling the building in the summer, turning off dampers to unoccupied floors and turning off supply and return fans in both summer and winter.