What does rotation mean?

Definitions for rotation
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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"

Wiktionary

  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

    Etymology: [L. rotatio: cf. F. rotation.]

  2. Rotation(noun)

    any return or succesion in a series

    Etymology: [L. rotatio: cf. F. rotation.]

  3. Rotation(adj)

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

    Etymology: [L. rotatio: cf. F. rotation.]

Freebase

  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)

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. rotation

    The motion of a body about its axis.

How to pronounce rotation?

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How to say rotation in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rotation in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rotation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of rotation in a Sentence

  1. Del Coro:

    Smaller sustainable farms that practice healthy crop rotation will have more nutritious crops.

  2. Guy Houlsby:

    The original Darrieus turbine has blades that are parallel to the axis of rotation, and that means that the loads in the blades are carried entirely by bending of the blades. That results in very high stresses, the re-design that we've done changes the blades so that they form this triangulated structure, and that's a very stiff and very strong structural form. And that means that the loads in the blades are principally carried by axial forces and that means that the stresses are much lower.

  3. Jeff Jonas:

    I think the more general sector rotation has probably created a high bar for these companies, and I am a little worried that meeting expectations isn't even enough.

  4. Richard Bernstein:

    We think people are too bearish on earnings, and we're much closer to the end of the profit recession than to the beginning, it doesn't mean profits are going to be booming ... but it's better than it was, and why you're seeing some of the rotation into more cyclical stocks now.

  5. Novak Djokovic:

    He has probably the best one?handed backhand on the tour. No question one of the best one?handed backhands that I have seen in tennis, very powerful and can create a lot of spin, a lot of rotation on the ball. Novak Djokovic can hit it flat down the line. Novak Djokovic can block the ball very well. Novak Djokovic has a short slice, long slice. Novak Djokovic has a lot of variety from that part of Novak Djokovic baseline game.

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