Definitions for Rotationroʊˈteɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ro•ta•tionroʊˈteɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. the act of rotating; a turning around as on an axis.

  2. the movement or path of the earth or a heavenly body turning on its axis. one complete turn of such a body.

    Category: Astronomy

  3. regularly recurring succession, as of people performing a job.

  4. Category: Agriculture

    Ref: crop rotation.

Origin of rotation:

1545–55; < L rotātiō=rotā(re) (see rotate1) +-tiō -tion


Princeton's WordNet

  1. rotation, rotary motion(noun)

    the act of rotating as if on an axis

    "the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music"

  2. rotation(noun)

    (mathematics) a transformation in which the coordinate axes are rotated by a fixed angle about the origin

  3. rotation, revolution, gyration(noun)

    a single complete turn (axial or orbital)

    "the plane made three rotations before it crashed"; "the revolution of the earth about the sun takes one year"

  4. rotation(noun)

    a planned recurrent sequence (of crops or personnel etc.)

    "crop rotation makes a balanced demand on the fertility of the soil"; "the manager had only four starting pitchers in his rotation"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. rotation(noun)ʊˈteɪ ʃən

    the action of rotating in a circle

    the gymnast's rotations in the air

  2. rotationʊˈteɪ ʃən

    the process or schedule of rotating people in a job

    I exchanged places with someone else in the rotation.


  1. rotation(Noun)

    The act of turning around a centre or an axis.

    The earth's rotation about its axis is responsible for its being slightly oblate rather than a sphere.

  2. rotation(Noun)

    A single complete cycle around a centre or an axis.

    Earth's moon completes a rotation every twenty-seven days or so.

  3. rotation(Noun)

    A regular variation in a sequence.

  4. rotation(Noun)

    An isometry that fixes precisely one point.

    The function mapping (x,y) to (uE000160810uE001y,x) is a rotation.

  5. rotation(Noun)

    The set of of a team.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rotation(noun)

    the act of turning, as a wheel or a solid body on its axis, as distinguished from the progressive motion of a revolving round another body or a distant point; thus, the daily turning of the earth on its axis is a rotation; its annual motion round the sun is a revolution

  2. Rotation(noun)

    any return or succesion in a series

  3. Rotation(adj)

    pertaining to, or resulting from, rotation; of the nature of, or characterized by, rotation; as, rotational velocity


  1. Rotation

    A rotation is a circular movement of an object around a center of rotation. A three-dimensional object rotates always around an imaginary line called a rotation axis. If the axis is within the body, and passes through its center of mass the body is said to rotate upon itself, or spin. A rotation about an external point, e.g. the Earth about the Sun, is called a revolution or orbital revolution, typically when it is produced by gravity.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Rotation

    Motion of an object in which either one or more points on a line are fixed. It is also the motion of a particle about a fixed point. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)

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