on a rotating basis

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of on a rotating basis

:by taking turns
  • The doctors take weekend call on a rotating basis.

Word by Word Definitions

rotate play rotating
  1. : having the parts flat and spreading or radiating like the spokes of a wheel

  1. : to perform an act, function, or operation in turn

  2. : to pass or alternate in a series

  3. : to turn about an axis or a center : revolve

basis play
  1. : the bottom of something considered as its foundation

  2. : the principal component of something

  3. : something on which something else is established or based


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