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gyre (s) (noun), gyres (pl)
1. A round shape formed by a series of concentric circles.
2. A circular or spiral condition; a vortex; especially, a circular ocean current: There are gyres, or ringlike systems of ocean currents rotating clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.

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