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1rotary

adjective ro·ta·ry \ˈrō-tə-rē\

: turning around a central point like a wheel

: having a part that turns around a central point like a wheel

Full Definition of ROTARY

1
a :  turning on an axis like a wheel
b :  taking place about an axis <rotary motion>
2
:  having an important part that turns on an axis <rotary cutter>
3
:  characterized by rotation
4
:  of, relating to, or being a press in which paper is printed by rotation in contact with a curved printing surface attached to a cylinder

Examples of ROTARY

  1. the rotary action of the wheel

Origin of ROTARY

Medieval Latin rotarius, from Latin rota wheel
First Known Use: circa 1731

Rhymes with ROTARY

2rotary

noun
plural rotaries

Definition of ROTARY

1
:  a rotary machine
2
:  a road junction formed around a central circle about which traffic moves in one direction only —called also circle, traffic circle

First Known Use of ROTARY

circa 1888
May 28, 2015
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someone who writes fiction
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