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v. ro·tat·ed, ro·tat·ing, ro·tates
1. To turn around on an axis or center. See Synonyms at turn.
2. To proceed in sequence; take turns or alternate: Interns will rotate through the various departments.
1. To cause to turn on an axis or center.
a. To plant or grow (crops) in a fixed order of succession.
b. To cause to alternate or proceed in sequence: The coach rotates her players frequently near the end of the game.
Having radiating parts; wheel-shaped.

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

ro′tat′a·ble adj.
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Adj.1.rotated - turned in a circle around an axis
turned - moved around an axis or center
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References in classic literature ?
The three gentlemen rotated in the pool breast high, after the fashion of the nymphs in Gotterdammerung.
We discovered that if we rotated the nock on our shafts a third of a turn (for a 3-fletch arrow), the arrow would hit in a different place.
They puzzled over the interior handrails-eventually redesigning them to fold as the rooms rotated.
With a right-hand twist to the rifling, the bullet is rotated clockwise (viewed from the shooter's position), and the reaction force is directly opposite on the barrel and impacting a counterclockwise rotation to the barrel.
A The tread on a directional tire is designed to provide maximum traction and hydroplane resistance when rotated in a certain direction.
"Frank Lampard played 60 games in a season - I don't see him talking about being rotated. Ashley Cole has been playing 47, 48 games a year.
Paris, France, May 18, 2010 --( For those who have ever had the issue of an upside down PDF document that needs to be rotated in a hurry without actually paying for it or installing anything - a solution is now available.
This allows the heat, as the pipe is rotated, to dissipate into the thickness of the pipe wall.