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Describing circular movements

round

adverb, preposition

moving in a circular way

circular

adjective

involving movement in a circle

revolving

adjective

turning in a circle around a central point

around

adverb, preposition

moving in a circular way

rotary

adjective

turning around a fixed point

protologism

a new word or phrase invented in the hope that it will become generally used

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garbage patch

a collection of debris, mostly consisting of plastic, which moves around in the sea …

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