# Definitions for rotationroʊˈteɪ ʃənro·ta·tion

### Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:3.4 / 5 votes

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"

### WiktionaryRate this definition:3.5 / 2 votes

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.

### WikipediaRate this definition:0.0 / 0 votes

1. Rotation

Rotation, or spin, is the circular movement of an object around a central axis. A two-dimensional rotating object has only one possible central axis and can rotate in either a clockwise or counterclockwise direction. A three-dimensional object has an infinite number of possible central axes and rotational directions. If the rotation axis passes internally through the body's own center of mass, then the body is said to be autorotating or spinning, and the surface intersection of the axis can be called a pole. A rotation around a completely external axis, e.g. the planet Earth around the Sun, is called revolving or orbiting, typically when it is produced by gravity, and the ends of the rotation axis can be called the orbital poles.

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1. rotation

Rotation refers to the movement or circular motion of an object, element, or entity around a center or axis. It could occur in a two-dimensional or three-dimensional spaces. This term is commonly used in various fields like physics, mathematics, astronomy, and more. Rotation can also refer to a specific turn or cycle in a sequence or order of events.

### Webster DictionaryRate this definition:3.0 / 2 votes

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

2. Rotationnoun

any return or succesion in a series

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

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

### FreebaseRate this definition:4.0 / 1 vote

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 MedicineRate this definition:0.0 / 0 votes

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 TermsRate this definition:0.0 / 0 votes

1. rotation

The motion of a body about its axis.

### 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. Despite the discomfort that may arise on the giver of feedback’s side, it’s necessary for the growth and development of students. You’re hurting that student from becoming a better student on that rotation, not giving them that situational awareness that they need, that’s what ends up happening with students of color. No one tells them, and it seems as if it’s a pattern, then by the end of the rotation, it becomes, ‘Well, you’ve made so many mistakes, so we should just dismiss you [for resident trainees] or we can’t give you honors or high pass [for medical students].’.

2. FMCG companies have always been perceived as having well-regarded graduate programmes, people are initiated through different parts of the business - they get to market shampoo, market washing powder, they experience a real rotation which is a great foundation.

3. There's a really profound fundamental thing that happens in the brain of people like dancers or skaters over lots and lots of practice. And that's basically a change in the way the brain is processing information, when you spin around, you're activating the semicircular canals, rotation sensors. They're filled with fluid and they're sensing your rotation. But when you stop, the fluid has inertia and it tends to continue to move. They actually get a false sensation of movement.

4. Tremosa and Schwab are not ideological against Google! We are against monopolies, unbundling is one of the ideas but we proposed several ideas of solutions that are on the table including a 'rotation mechanism' (and) legislation on search engines.

5. Since the magnetic field originates deep in the planet, or in this case brown dwarf, the radio data allows us to determine the interior period of rotation, when you have an interior rotation rate and an atmospheric rotation rate, you can compare them to see how fast the wind is blowing.

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## Translations for rotation

### From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

• دوران
• rotation
• Rotation, Umdrehung
• στροφή, περιστροφή
• rotacio
• rotación
• kierto, pyöriminen, pyörähdys
• tour, rotation
• պտույտ
• 自転, 回転
• ಸುತ್ತುವುದು
• 회전, 순환, 回轉, 循環
• rotatio
• ഭ്രമണം, തിരിയല്‍
• rotatie, draaiing
• оборот, вращение, поворот
• varv, rotation
• భ్రమణం
• rotasyon, devir, dönüş, deveran

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