# HyperDic: rotation

 NOUN act rotation, rotary motion the act of rotating as if on an axis relation rotation (mathematics) a transformation in which the coordinate axes are rotated by a fixed angle about the origin event rotation, revolution, gyration a single complete turn (axial or orbital) attribute rotation a planned recurrent sequence (of crops or personnel etc.)
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Meaning Example The act of rotating as if on an axis. "the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music" rotary motion circumvolution The act of turning or winding or folding around a central axis feather, feathering Turning an oar parallel to the water between pulls gyration, whirling The act of rotating in a circle or spiral pivot The act of turning on (or as if on) a pivot pronation rotation of the hands and forearms so that the palms face downward spin, twirl, twist, twisting, whirl The act of rotating rapidly spiral flying downward in a helical path with a large radius supination rotation 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, turn turning or twisting around (in place) wind, winding, twist The act of winding or twisting motion, movement, move, motility A change of position that does not entail a change of location rotación rotació rotational of or pertaining to rotation rotate cause to turn on an axis or center rotate turn on or around an axis or a center
Meaning Category (mathematics) a transformation in which the coordinate axes are rotated by a fixed angle about the origin. mathematics, math, maths A science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic / logic of quantity and shape and arrangement transformation (mathematics) a function that changes the position or direction of the axes of a coordinate system rotación
Meaning Example A single complete turn (axial or orbital). "the plane made three rotations before it crashed" revolution, gyration axial rotation, axial motion, roll rotary motion of an object around its own axis dextrorotation, clockwise rotation rotation to the right levorotation, counterclockwise rotation rotation to the left orbital rotation, orbital motion motion of an object in an orbit around a fixed point spin A swift whirling motion (usually of a missile) turning, turn A movement in a new direction revolución, rotación, vuelta gir, revolució, rotació rotary relating to or characterized by rotation rotatory of or relating to or characteristic or causing an axial or orbital turn
Meaning Examples A planned recurrent sequence (of crops or personnel etc.). "crop rotation makes a balanced demand on the fertility of the soil" "the manager had only four starting pitchers in his rotation" sequence, chronological sequence, succession, successiveness, chronological succession A following of one thing / thing after another in time rotate plant or grow in a fixed cyclic order of succession rotate perform a job or duty on a rotating basis rotate exchange on a regular basis