rotatory

adjective

ro·​ta·​to·​ry ˈrō-tə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce rotatory (audio)
 British  -t(ə-)rē,
also
rō-ˈtā-tə-rē How to pronounce rotatory (audio)
1
: of, relating to, or producing rotation
2
: occurring in rotation

Word History

First Known Use

1578, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of rotatory was in 1578

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Cite this Entry

“Rotatory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rotatory. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

rotatory

adjective
ro·​ta·​to·​ry
ˈrōt-ə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtȯr-, British -t(ə-)rē also rō-ˈtā-tə-rē
: of, relating to, or producing rotation
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