What does rotation mean?

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roʊˈteɪ ʃənro·ta·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rotation, rotary motionnoun

    the act of rotating as if on an axis

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

  2. rotationnoun

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

  3. rotation, revolution, gyrationnoun

    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. rotationnoun

    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. rotationnoun

    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. rotationnoun

    A single complete cycle around a centre or an axis.

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

  3. rotationnoun

    A regular variation in a sequence.

  4. rotationnoun

    An isometry that fixes precisely one point.

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

  5. rotationnoun

    The set of of a team.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rotationnoun

    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. Rotationnoun

    any return or succesion in a series

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

  3. Rotationadjective

    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.

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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. Angelo Meda:

    I would expect a lateral, flat market from now through the summer with some rotation, cyclicals have been the best year to date so I would expect some recovery from the staples.

  2. 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.

  3. Ross Mayfield:

    It’s a tech outperformance day which is pretty rare over the past two or three months as the cyclical rotation has kind of gotten underway.

  4. Craig Fehr:

    In terms of the divergence between commodity prices and the performance of the energy stocks, it's a reflection of some rotation that we're seeing in the market.

  5. Chad Morganlander:

    There's been a sector rotation into technology because of the improvement in their earnings expectations.

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