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|Noun||1.||rotary motion - the act of rotating as if on an axis; "the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music"|
movement, 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 axis
pivot - 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 downward
spin, 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 radius
supination - rotation of the hands and forearms so that the palms face upward
turn, 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
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