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intr.v. co·ro·tat·ed, co·ro·tat·ing, co·ro·tates
To rotate on an axis in the same period of time as it takes to orbit another object.

co′ro·ta′tion n.
co′ro·ta′tion·al adj.


vb (intr)
to rotate in conjunction with something else that is rotating


(koʊˈroʊ teɪt)

v.i. -tat•ed, -tat•ing.
to rotate jointly, as with another rotating object.
co`ro•ta′tion, n.
co`ro•ta′tion•al, adj.
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