What does rotation mean?

Definitions for rotation
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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

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

  2. Rotationnoun

    any return or succesion in a series

  3. Rotationadjective

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

  4. 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. Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi:

    I’m deeply concerned about the difficult and stressful situation facing staff at the Chornobyl nuclear power plant and the potential risks this entails for nuclear safety, i call on the forces in effective control of the site to urgently facilitate the safe rotation of personnel there.

  2. Tom Dorner:

    At a market level, Europe has performed strongly year-to-date and it’s clear that there has been an anticipation that the recovery will be quite sharp and strong, you’re still seeing a rotation in the market in favour of the more cyclical names like banks and autos.

  3. Kyrie Irving:

    We stuck to the game plan, we didn't want a talented guy like James Harden to beat us. We wanted their other guys to beat us and we forced him to pass off to other guys and we trusted our weakside rotation.

  4. Hiroshi Watanabe:

    Unless we have external shocks such as a resurgence of U.S.-China trade tensions or a war in the Middle East, it is hard to see the U.S. economy falling apart, there could be a great rotation to stocks from bonds. Emerging markets are likely to benefit from investors' bullish mood too.

  5. 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.

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