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. Alexander Grushko:

    We don't see any difference between a continuous, persistent rotation and a permanent presence, the military build-up in center of Europe will not improve European security.

  2. Zaramie Lindseth:

    We have three primary runways here all in excess of 10,000 feet long. We can get a runway cleaned in 18 to 22 minutes, once that runway is done we move on to the next and keep that rotation going until the snowfall ceases.

  3. 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.

  4. Defense Secretary Ash Carter:

    They need to join the (air strike rotation) and they need to work more on controlling their border.

  5. Art Hogan:

    You want to see sector rotation into the laggards, what we've seen is enough good news to say we're not going into recession. This is a short-term top in a longer-term bull market.

Images & Illustrations of rotation

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