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Definitions for rotatory
ˈroʊ təˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr iro·ta·to·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rotatory, revolutionaryadjective

    of or relating to or characteristic or causing an axial or orbital turn


  1. rotatoryadjective

    of, pertaining to, or causing rotation

  2. rotatoryadjective

    alternate or successive

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rotatoryadjective

    turning as on an axis; rotary

  2. Rotatoryadjective

    going in a circle; following in rotation or succession; as, rotatory assembles

  3. Rotatoryadjective

    producing rotation of the plane of polarization; as, the rotatory power of bodies on light. See the Note under polarization

  4. Rotatorynoun

    a rotifer

  5. Etymology: [Cf. F. rotatoire. See Rotate, Rotary.]


  1. Rotatory

    an articulation that permits a rotating motion, e.g. a ball and socket joint.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rotatory in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rotatory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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