# rotation

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## ro·ta·tion

(rō-tā′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act or process of turning around a center or an axis: the axial rotation of the earth.
b. A single complete cycle of such motion.
2. Mathematics A transformation of a coordinate system in which the new axes have a specified angular displacement from their original position while the origin remains fixed.
3. Regular and uniform variation in a sequence or series: a rotation of personnel; crop rotation.
4. Baseball
a. The sequence in which the starting pitchers on a team pitch in games.
b. The pitchers used in such a sequence: a team with an excellent rotation.

## rotation

(rəʊˈteɪʃən)
n
1. the act of rotating; rotary motion
2. a regular cycle of events in a set order or sequence
3. (Agriculture) a planned sequence of cropping according to which the crops grown in successive seasons on the same land are varied so as to make a balanced demand on its resources of fertility
4. (Mathematics) maths
a. a circular motion of a configuration about a given point or line, without a change in shape
b. a transformation in which the coordinate axes are rotated by a fixed angle about the origin
c. another name for curl11 Abbreviation (for sense 4c): rot
5. (Astronomy)
a. the spinning motion of a body, such as a planet, about an internal axis. Compare revolution5a
b. one complete turn in such motion

## ro•ta•tion

(roʊˈteɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of rotating; a turning around as on an axis.
2.
a. the movement or path of the earth or a heavenly body turning on its axis.
b. one complete turn of such a body.
3. regularly recurring succession, as of people performing a job.
[1545–55; < Latin rotātiō=rotā(re) (see rotate1) + -tiō -tion]

## ro·ta·tion

(rō-tā′shən)
1. The motion of an object around its own axis: the daily rotation of the Earth.
2. A single complete cycle of such motion. See Note at revolution.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 rotation - the act of rotating as if on an axis; "the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music"rotary motionmovement, motility, motion, move - a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility"circumvolution - the act of turning or winding or folding around a central axisfeathering, feather - turning an oar parallel to the water between pullswhirling, gyration - the act of rotating in a circle or spiralpivot - the act of turning on (or as if on) a pivot; "the golfer went to the driving range to practice his pivot"pronation - rotation of the hands and forearms so that the palms face downwardspin, twirl, twisting, whirl, twist - the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting"spiral - flying downward in a helical path with a large radiussupination - rotation of the hands and forearms so that the palms face upwardturn, twist - turning or twisting around (in place); "with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room"winding, wind, twist - the act of winding or twisting; "he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind"turnout - (ballet) the outward rotation of a dancer's leg from the hip 2 rotation - (mathematics) a transformation in which the coordinate axes are rotated by a fixed angle about the originmath, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangementtransformation - (mathematics) a function that changes the position or direction of the axes of a coordinate system 3 rotation - a single complete turn (axial or orbital); "the plane made three rotations before it crashed"; "the revolution of the earth about the sun takes one year"turning, turn - a movement in a new direction; "the turning of the wind"clockwise rotation, dextrorotation - rotation to the rightcounterclockwise rotation, levorotation - rotation to the leftaxial motion, axial rotation, roll - rotary motion of an object around its own axis; "wheels in axial rotation"orbital motion, orbital rotation - motion of an object in an orbit around a fixed point; "satellites in orbital rotation"spin - a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile) 4 rotation - a planned recurrent sequence (of crops or personnel etc.); "crop rotation makes a balanced demand on the fertility of the soil"; "the manager had only four starting pitchers in his rotation"chronological sequence, chronological succession, succession, successiveness, sequence - a following of one thing after another in time; "the doctor saw a sequence of patients"

## rotation

noun
1. the daily rotation of the earth upon its axis
2. crop rotation and integration of livestock

## rotation

noun
1. Circular movement around a point or about an axis:
2. Occurrence in successive turns:
Translations
دَوَران
otáčení
omdrejningrotation
tengely körüli forgás
snúningur
dönmerotasyon

## rotation

[rəʊˈteɪʃən] N
rotation of crops
in rotationpor turnos
orders are dealt with in strict rotationlos pedidos se sirven por riguroso orden

## rotation

[rəʊˈteɪʃən] n
(= revolving) [planet, wheel] →
[jobs, presidency] →
in rotation → par rotation
crop rotation → rotation f des cultures

## rotation

n
no pl (around axis) → Drehung f, → Rotation f (also Math); (of crops)Wechsel m, → Rotation f; (= taking turns); in or by rotation; rotation of crops, crop rotationFruchtwechsel m
(= turn)(Um)drehung f, → Rotation f

## rotation

[rəʊˈteɪʃn] n
in rotation → a turno, in rotazione
rotation of crops → rotazione f delle colture

## rotary

turning like a wheel. a rotary movement.
rotate (rəˈteit) , ((American) ˈrouteit) verb
to turn like a wheel. He rotated the handle; The earth rotates.
roˈtation noun

## ro·ta·tion

n. rotación, movimiento circular;
fetal ______ de la cabeza del feto.
References in classic literature ?
But as it is evidently better, that these should continue to exercise their respective trades; so also in civil society, where it is possible, it would be better that the government should continue in the same hands; but where it [1261b] is not (as nature has made all men equal, and therefore it is just, be the administration good or bad, that all should partake of it), there it is best to observe a rotation, and let those who are their equals by turns submit to those who are at that time magistrates, as they will, in their turns, alternately be governors and governed, as if they were different men: by the same method different persons will execute different offices.
But looking at the movements of the stars, I can't picture to myself the rotation of the earth, and I'm right in saying that the stars move.
By attentively watching, the observer would then have perceived the other molecules of the mass, following the example of this central star, become likewise condensed by gradually accelerated rotation, and gravitating round it in the shape of innumerable stars.
The orthodox answer was that day could not be called the cause of night, because it would not be followed by night if the earth's rotation were to cease, or rather to grow so slow that one complete rotation would take a year.
The senators are to be chosen for the period of six years; there is to be a rotation, by which the seats of a third part of them are to be vacated and replenished every two years; and no State is to be entitled to more than two senators; a quorum of the body is to consist of sixteen members.
The rotation which whirls every leaf and pebble to the meridian, reaches to every gift of man, and we all take turns at the top.
He fell into meditation and finger-rhetoric again for a little while, and then continued: "I shall make Brooke have new agreements with the tenants, and I shall draw up a rotation of crops.
Farmers find that they can raise most food by a rotation of plants belonging to the most different orders: nature follows what may be called a simultaneous rotation.
It was during the more pleasant weather, that in due rotation with the other seamen my first mast-head came round.
Let us only admit the insufficiency of the primordial attraction; and then by the inequality of the two motions of rotation and revolution, the days and nights could have succeeded each other on the moon as they succeed each other on the earth.
The class to which she belonged had to read a difficult chapter of Scripture in rotation, and the various members spent an arduous Sabbath afternoon counting out verses according to their seats in the pew, and practicing the ones that would inevitably fall to them.
We shall see how the scene thus obtained was twice altered instantaneously into two successive other scenes, by means of the automatic rotation of the drums or rollers in the corners.

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