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. See More
Recent Examples on the WebAnd what does that rotation have to do with the direction of time?—Jennifer Ouellette and Sean M. Carroll, Ars Technica, 24 Nov. 2023 Hopefully, this tiara makes it into Kate’s regular rotation, along with the Queen Mary’s Lover’s Knot and the Lotus Flower, so there will be other opportunities.—Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 22 Nov. 2023 The zipper pull, strap, and stitching are all nicely coordinated, adding up to a bag that wouldn’t look out of place in your everyday rotation.—Rena Behar, Travel + Leisure, 20 Nov. 2023 The Lakers got positive contributions from each of the main eight players in coach Darvin Ham’s rotation.—Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, 18 Nov. 2023 Fall is the off-season, when the trellises are bare, but recently, her farming team has been adding winter barley, a relatively newer crop in the world of beer, to their rotation, preparing barley seeds by the bucketful.—Melina Walling, Fortune, 13 Nov. 2023 Using non-clumping litter may result in odors, smearing of waste and soggy litter on the sides of the litter box, or jamming in the rotation mechanism.—Katherine Alex Beaven, Peoplemag, 10 Nov. 2023 Perhaps that is why a lot of launches bombard people through all media avenues in a constant rotation.—Susan Johnston, Rolling Stone, 14 Nov. 2023 Advertisement Instead of being a cog in a rotation of oaks that included Nathan Mensah, Keshad Johnson and Aguek Arop a season ago, LeDee is the front-and-center wrecking ball.—Bryce Miller, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Nov. 2023 See More
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