Definitions for Rotationroʊˈteɪ ʃən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the act of rotating; a turning around as on an axis.
the movement or path of the earth or a heavenly body turning on its axis. one complete turn of such a body.
regularly recurring succession, as of people performing a job.
Ref: crop rotation.
Origin of rotation:
1545–55; < L rotātiō=rotā(re) (see rotate1) +-tiō -tion
rotation, rotary motion(noun)
the act of rotating as if on an axis
"the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music"
(mathematics) a transformation in which the coordinate axes are rotated by a fixed angle about the origin
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"
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
the action of rotating in a circle
the gymnast's rotations in the air
the process or schedule of rotating people in a job
I exchanged places with someone else in the rotation.
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.
A single complete cycle around a centre or an axis.
Earth's moon completes a rotation every twenty-seven days or so.
A regular variation in a sequence.
An isometry that fixes precisely one point.
The function mapping (x,y) to (uE000160810uE001y,x) is a rotation.
The set of of a team.
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
any return or succesion in a series
pertaining to, or resulting from, rotation; of the nature of, or characterized by, rotation; as, rotational velocity
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
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)
Translations for Rotation
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
- draai, rotasieAfrikaans
- rotaçãoPortuguese (BR)
- die DrehungGerman
- omdrejning; rotationDanish
- rotacija, okretanjeCroatian
- (tengely körüli) forgásHungarian
- sukimasis ratu, rotacijaLithuanian
- rotācija; griešanāsLatvian
- rotering, omdreining, rotasjonNorwegian
- otáčanie, krúženie, pravidelné striedanieSlovak
- dönme, rotasyonTurkish
- 旋轉Chinese (Trad.)
- sự quayVietnamese
- 旋转Chinese (Simp.)
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