Rotation definition

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A rotating or being rotated.
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Rotation is the process or act of turning or circling around something.

An example of rotation is the earth's orbit around the sun.

An example of rotation is a group of people holding hands in a circle and walking in the same direction.

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The act or process of turning around a center or an axis.

The axial rotation of the earth.

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The pitchers used in such a sequence.

A team with an excellent rotation.

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Regular and uniform variation in a sequence or series.

A rotation of personnel; crop rotation.

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(chiefly uncountable) The act of turning around a centre or an axis.

The earth's rotation about its axis is responsible for its being slightly oblate rather than a sphere.

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A single complete cycle around a centre or an axis.

Earth's moon completes a rotation every twenty-seven days or so.

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Crop rotation.

The medical resident finished a two-week rotation in pediatrics and began one in orthopaedics.

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(mathematics) An isometry that fixes precisely one point.

The function mapping (x,y) to (−y,x) is a rotation.

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(baseball) The set of starting pitchers of a team.
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(aviation) The step during takeoff when the pilot commands the vehicle to lift the nose wheel off the ground during the takeoff roll.
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A single complete cycle of such motion.
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The sequence in which the starting pitchers on a team pitch in games.
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The spinning motion around the axis of a celestial body.
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A single complete cycle of such motion.
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Regular and recurring succession of changes.

A rotation of duties.

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The motion of an object around an internal axis.
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A transformation of a coordinate system in which the new axes have a specified angular displacement from their original position while the origin remains fixed.
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(pool) A game in which the balls must be pocketed in the order of their numbers.
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(mathematics) A transformation of a coordinate system in which the new axes have a specified angular displacement from their original position while the origin remains fixed.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
rotation
Plural:
rotations

Origin of rotation

  • From Latin rotationem, accusative of rotatio.

    From Wiktionary