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A turning to the right. Used especially of the plane of polarization of light.
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(General Physics) a rotation to the right; clockwise rotation, esp of the plane of polarization of plane-polarized light passing through a crystal, liquid, or solution, as seen by an observer facing the oncoming light. Compare laevorotation
dextrorotatory, ˌdextroˈrotary adj
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movement or rotation to the right, or clockwise. Also called dextrogyration.See also: Right
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|Noun||1.||dextrorotation - rotation to the right|
gyration, revolution, 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"
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