ro·ta·tion noun \rō-ˈtā-shən\
: the act or process of moving or turning around a central point
: a complete turn around a central point
: the act of regularly changing something by replacing it with something else
a (1) : the action or process of rotating on or as if on an axis or center (2) : the act or an instance of rotating something
b : one complete turn : the angular displacement required to return a rotating body or figure to its original orientation
a : return or succession in a series <rotation of the seasons>
b : crop rotation
: the turning of a body part about its long axis as if on a pivot
: a game of pool in which all 15 object balls are shot in numerical order
: the series of pitchers on a baseball team who regularly start successive games in turn
— ro·ta·tion·al \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
Examples of ROTATION
- the rotation of the Earth around its axis
- the rotation of the Moon around the Earth
- The Earth makes one rotation every day.
- Alfalfa and corn are planted in rotation.
- the rotation of the job of club president
- The car needs a tire rotation.
First Known Use of ROTATION
Rhymes with ROTATION
, C ration
, earth station
, gas station
, space station
, way station
ro·ta·tion noun \rō-ˈtā-shən\ (Medical Dictionary)
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