HyperDic: rotation

English > 4 senses of the word rotation:
NOUNactrotation, rotary motionthe act of rotating as if on an axis
relationrotation(mathematics) a transformation in which the coordinate axes are rotated by a fixed angle about the origin
eventrotation, revolution, gyrationa single complete turn (axial or orbital)
attributerotationa planned recurrent sequence (of crops or personnel etc.)
rotation > pronunciation
Soundsrowtey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > rotation: 4 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of rotating as if on an axis.
Example"the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music"
Synonymrotary motion
NarrowercircumvolutionThe act of turning or winding or folding around a central axis
feather, featheringTurning an oar parallel to the water between pulls
gyration, whirlingThe act of rotating in a circle or spiral
pivotThe act of turning on (or as if on) a pivot
pronationrotation of the hands and forearms so that the palms face downward
spin, twirl, twist, twisting, whirlThe act of rotating rapidly
spiralflying downward in a helical path with a large radius
supinationrotation of the hands and forearms so that the palms face upward
turnout(ballet) the outward rotation of a dancer's leg from the hip
twist, turnturning or twisting around (in place)
wind, winding, twistThe act of winding or twisting
Broadermotion, movement, move, motilityA change of position that does not entail a change of location
Spanishrotación
Catalanrotació
Adjectivesrotationalof or pertaining to rotation
Verbsrotatecause to turn on an axis or center
rotateturn on or around an axis or a center
English > rotation: 4 senses > noun 2, relation
Meaning(mathematics) a transformation in which the coordinate axes are rotated by a fixed angle about the origin.
Categorymathematics, math, mathsA science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic / logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
Broadertransformation(mathematics) a function that changes the position or direction of the axes of a coordinate system
Spanishrotación
English > rotation: 4 senses > noun 3, event
MeaningA single complete turn (axial or orbital).
Example"the plane made three rotations before it crashed"
Synonymsrevolution, gyration
Narroweraxial rotation, axial motion, rollrotary motion of an object around its own axis
dextrorotation, clockwise rotationrotation to the right
levorotation, counterclockwise rotationrotation to the left
orbital rotation, orbital motionmotion of an object in an orbit around a fixed point
spinA swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)
Broaderturning, turnA movement in a new direction
Spanishrevolución, rotación, vuelta
Catalangir, revolució, rotació
Adjectivesrotaryrelating to or characterized by rotation
rotatoryof or relating to or characteristic or causing an axial or orbital turn
English > rotation: 4 senses > noun 4, attribute
MeaningA planned recurrent sequence (of crops or personnel etc.).
Examples
  • "crop rotation makes a balanced demand on the fertility of the soil"
  • "the manager had only four starting pitchers in his rotation"
Broadersequence, chronological sequence, succession, successiveness, chronological successionA following of one thing / thing after another in time
Verbsrotateplant or grow in a fixed cyclic order of succession
rotateperform a job or duty on a rotating basis
rotateexchange on a regular basis

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