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ˈroʊ təro·ta

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Rotanoun

    (Roman Catholic Church) the supreme ecclesiastical tribunal for cases appealed to the Holy See from diocesan courts

  2. rotanoun

    a roster of names showing the order in which people should perform certain duties


  1. rotanoun

    A schedule that allocates some task, responsibility or (rarely) privilege between a set of people according to a (possibly periodic) calendar.

  2. Etymology: From rota.


  1. rota

    A rota is a schedule or plan that outlines when specific tasks or responsibilities have been assigned to particular people, typically on a rotational or recurring basis. It is often used in workplaces to plan shifts, duties, or tasks among employees.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rotanoun

    an ecclesiastical court of Rome, called also Rota Romana, that takes cognizance of suits by appeal. It consists of twelve members

  2. Rotanoun

    a short-lived political club established in 1659 by J.Harrington to inculcate the democratic doctrine of election of the principal officers of the state by ballot, and the annual retirement of a portion of Parliament

  3. Rotanoun

    a species of zither, played like a guitar, used in the Middle Ages in church music; -- written also rotta

  4. Etymology: [L. rota wheel. The name is said to allude to the design of the floor of the room in which the court used to sit, which was that of a wheel. See Rotary.]


  1. Rota

    Rota also known as the “Peaceful Island”, is the southernmost island of the United States Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and the second southernmost of the Marianas Archipelago. It lies approximately 40 nautical miles north-northeast of the United States territory of Guam. Songsong village is the largest and most populated followed by Sinapalo village.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rota

    rō′ta, n. a wheel: a course: a school or military roll: an ecclesiastical tribunal in the R.C. Church, consisting of twelve prelates called auditors, having its seat at the papal court.—adj. Rō′tal.—n.pl. Rotā′lia, the typical genus of Rotaliidæ, small foraminifers of rotate figure.—adjs. Rotā′lian; Rotal′iform; Rō′taline.—n. Rō′talite, a fossil rotalian.—adj. Rō′tary, turning round like a wheel: rotatory: held in rotation.—v.t. Rō′tāte, to turn anything round like a wheel: to cause to turn or to pass in rotation.—v.i. to turn round like a wheel: to go round in succession.—adj. wheel-shaped.—ns. Rotā′ting-ring, a band of brass, &c., placed round a projectile to give it rotation; Rotā′tion, a turning round like a wheel: series or appropriate succession, as of crops: recurrent order.—adjs. Rotā′tional, Rō′tātive.—adv. Rō′tātively.—n. Rotā′tor, any rotational agency: a muscle producing rotatory motion.—n.pl. Rotatō′ria, the wheel-animalcules—also Rotif′era.—adjs. Rotatō′rial, Rotatō′rian; Rō′tatory, turning round like a wheel: following in succession. [L. rota, a wheel.]

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  1. ROTA

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  1. ROTA

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Rota is ranked #26795 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Rota surname appeared 908 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Rota.

    87.7% or 797 total occurrences were White.
    7% or 64 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2% or 19 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.7% or 16 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rota in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rota in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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