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1. Of, relating to, causing, or characterized by rotation.
2. Characterized by or occurring in alternation or succession.

ro′ta′tive·ly adv.
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(ˈroʊ teɪ tɪv)

1. rotating or pertaining to rotation.
2. producing rotation.
3. happening in regular succession.
[1770–80; < Latin rotāt(us) (see rotate1) + -ive]
ro′ta•tive•ly (-teɪ tɪv li, -tə-) adv.
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La representation des centrales syndicales au sein des autres instances regionales et sous regionales se fait de facon rotative, par ordre de classement, notamment au Conseil du Travail dit de Dialogue Social de l'UEMOA, a l'Assemblee Generale du Forum de Dialogue Social de la CEDEAO, au Mecanisme d'Evaluation par les Pairs.
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For histomorphologic analysis, serial sections with 5-pm-thickness were performed, using manual rotative microtome (Olympus 4060), equipped with steel razor.
Au chapitre des changements, le bouton-poussoir qui controle les fonctions d'eclairage et qui remplace la commande rotative du modele precedent, est insere dans le panneau situe a gauche du volant.
In the calculation of the overall propulsion efficiency (OPC), it was assumed that the pump efficiency was 0.89 and the relative rotative efficiency was 0.98.
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Rotative Pressure-Arch Structure of Key Blocks of the Periodic Fractured Roof.
These include the oldest engine house, dating from 1849 and within the premises are a 1904 built rotative beam engine and a gas engine, dating from 1914, which is claimed to be the largest working preserved example in Europe.