# Spiral vs. Swirl

By Jaxson

• Spiral

In mathematics, a spiral is a curve which emanates from a point, moving farther away as it revolves around the point.

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• Spiral (noun)

A curve that is the locus of a point that rotates about a fixed point while continuously increasing its distance from that point.

• Spiral (noun)

A helix.

• Spiral (noun)

A self-sustaining process with a lot of momentum involved, so it is difficult to accelerate or stop it at once.

Helical, like a spiral

• Spiral (verb)

To move along the path of a spiral or helix.

“The falling leaves spiralled down from the tree.”

• Spiral (verb)

To cause something to spiral.

“You need to learn how to spiral a ball.”

• Spiral (verb)

To increase continually.

“Her debts were spiralling out of control.”

• Swirl (verb)

To twist or whirl, as an eddy.

“I swirled my brush around in the paint.”

• Swirl (verb)

To be arranged in a twist, spiral or whorl.

• Swirl (verb)

to circulate

• Swirl (noun)

A whirling eddy.

• Swirl (noun)

A twist or coil of something.

• Swirl (noun)

The upward rushing of a fish through the water to take the bait.

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