Rotary - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈroʊtəri|  American pronunciation of the word rotary
Brit.  |ˈrəʊt(ə)ri|  British pronunciation of the word rotary

noun

- a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island(syn: circle, roundabout)
- electrical converter consisting of a synchronous machine that converts alternating to direct current or vice versa

adjective

- describing a circle; moving in a circle (syn: circular, orbitual)

Examples

the rotary action of the wheel

the rotary movement of the helicopter blades

the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary

...the convergence of the city's major arteries on a single rotary...

The Rotary Club is behind the fund-raising for the new hospital.

Word forms

noun
singular: rotary
plural: rotaries
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