Rotary meaning

rōtə-rē
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Of, relating to, causing, or characterized by rotation, especially around an axis.
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A part or device that rotates around an axis.
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A rotary machine or engine.
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Occurring around an axis.

Rotary motion.

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Having or being capable of having rotation.

A rotary engine revolves the heads rather than having pistons go back and forth.

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(New England) A traffic circle.
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Usually with a capital initial, short for Rotary movement, an international club for community service.
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Turning around a central point or axis, as a wheel; rotating.
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Origin of rotary

  • Medieval Latin rotārius from Latin rota wheel ret- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition