rotary motion

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Noun1.rotary motion - the act of rotating as if on an axisrotary 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
feathering, feather - turning an oar parallel to the water between pulls
whirling, gyration - the act of rotating in a circle or spiral
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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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.
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.
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.
The interaction between the lifter and other components such as the cam, which is key to rotary motion in an engine, can also be measured.
The 307-gram wearable device, described in ( research published in the Applied Physics Letters journal, uses a slider-crank mechanism that converts the knee's rotary motion into linear motion.
The PTO system takes the linear motion of the float through the input shaft and converts it into rotary motion via a ball-screw.
Chevron seals are highly recommended in hydraulic applications as they can contain piston or shaft pressure during linear or rotary motion. The global chevron seals market witnessing a slow and steady growth trend and it is expected that this growth will continue during the forecast period.
1782 - Engineer James Watt's patent for a rotary motion for the steam engine is granted.
Top Dance: Also called crazy wave or Miami ride, it moves in a reciprocating and rotary motion as the music plays.
Then Watt added a flywheel, which translated the up- and-down motion into rotary motion.