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ro·ta·ry

 (rō′tə-rē)
adj.
Of, relating to, causing, or characterized by rotation, especially around an axis.
n. pl. ro·ta·ries
1. A part or device that rotates around an axis.
2. Chiefly New England See traffic circle.

[Medieval Latin rotārius, from Latin rota, wheel; see ret- in Indo-European roots.]

rotary

(ˈrəʊtərɪ)
adj
1. of, relating to, or operating by rotation
2. turning or able to turn; revolving
n, pl -ries
3. (Mechanical Engineering) a part of a machine that rotates about an axis
4. (Automotive Engineering) US and Canadian a roundabout (for traffic)
[C18: from Medieval Latin rotārius, from Latin rota a wheel]

ro•ta•ry

(ˈroʊ tə ri)

adj., n., pl. -ries. adj.
1. turning or capable of turning around on an axis, as a wheel.
2. taking place around an axis, as motion.
3. having a part or parts that turn on an axis: a rotary beater.
n.
5. (cap.) Rotary Club.
[1725–35; < Medieval Latin rotārius (adj.) = Latin rot(a) wheel + -ārius -ary]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rotary - a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central islandrotary - a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island; "the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary"
junction - the place where two or more things come together
road, route - an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
2.rotary - electrical converter consisting of a synchronous machine that converts alternating to direct current or vice versarotary - electrical converter consisting of a synchronous machine that converts alternating to direct current or vice versa
electrical converter - converter that converts alternating current into direct current or vice versa
Adj.1.rotary - relating to or characterized by rotation; "rotary dial"
2.rotary - describing a circle; moving in a circle; "the circular motion of the wheel"
cyclical, cyclic - recurring in cycles

rotary

adjective revolving, turning, spinning, rotating, rotational, gyratory, rotatory heavy-duty rotary blades
Translations
دَوّار على مِحْوَر
otáčivý
körben forgó
sem snÿst í hring
rotacijarotacinissukimasis ratu
dönen

rotary

[ˈrəʊtərɪ]
A. ADJ [movement] → giratorio; [blade] → rotativo, giratorio
B. CPD Rotary Club NSociedad f Rotaria
rotary press Nprensa f rotativa

rotary

[ˈrəʊtəri] adjrotatif/ive

rotary

adjrotierend, Dreh-; rotary motionDrehbewegung f; rotary ironHeißmangel f

rotary

:
Rotary Club
nRotary Club m
rotary engine
nUmlaufmotor m
rotary plough, (US) rotary plow
n (Tech)
(also rotary snow plough)Schneefräse f
(Agr) → Bodenfräse f
rotary printer
nRotationsdrucker m
rotary (printing) press
nRotationsmaschine f
rotary pump
nKreiselpumpe f

rotary

[ˈrəʊtərɪ] adj (movement) → rotatorio/a; (blades) → rotante

rotary

(ˈrəutəri) adjective
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

rotary

a. rotatorio-a; giratorio-a.
References in classic literature ?
But, inasmuch as it is equally necessary to take into account the deviation which the rotary motion of the earth will impart to the shot, and as the shot cannot reach the moon until after a deviation equal to 16 radii of the earth, which, calculated upon the moon's orbit, are equal to about eleven degrees, it becomes necessary to add these eleven degrees to those which express the retardation of the moon just mentioned: that is to say, in round numbers, about sixty-four degrees.
In the middle of one of the longest sentences, he stopped the rotary motion of the snuffbox, raised his head, and with inimical politeness lurking in the corners of his thin lips interrupted Weyrother, wishing to say something.
"There is but one little objection to make to your proposition," replied Barbicane, "which is that, during the rotary motion of the globe, our thread would have wound itself round it like a chain on a capstan, and that it would inevitably have brought us to the ground."
Pickwick advancing towards him with the chaise whip in his hand, than he exchanged the rotary motion in which he had previously indulged, for a retrograde movement of so very determined a character, that it at once drew Mr.
He was entranced by illumination, and did not hear the "Bughouse," whispered by Jim, nor see the anxiety on his sister's face, nor notice the rotary motion of Bernard Higginbotham's finger, whereby he imparted the suggestion of wheels revolving in his brother-in-law's head.
Could rotary levers be substituted for two of the limbs, agreeably to the improvement in my new order of phalangacrura, which might be rendered into the vernacular as lever- legged, there would be a delightful perfection and harmony in the construction.
Perceiving that no respite, nor reprieve, nor subterfuge was possible, he bravely decided upon his course of action; he wound his right foot round his left leg, raised himself on his left foot, and stretched out his arm: but at the moment when his hand touched the manikin, his body, which was now supported upon one leg only, wavered on the stool which had but three; he made an involuntary effort to support himself by the manikin, lost his balance, and fell heavily to the ground, deafened by the fatal vibration of the thousand bells of the manikin, which, yielding to the impulse imparted by his hand, described first a rotary motion, and then swayed majestically between the two posts.
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The function was graced by Northern Province Governor, Jean Marie Vianney Gatabazi who enlisted as a member of Rotary Club Musanze- Murera during the ceremony.
An 11-year member of the Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club, Suzanne Gibson was formerly president, international chair, membership chair and recipient of many awards.