Rotation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |roʊˈteɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word rotation
Brit.  |rə(ʊ)ˈteɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word rotation

noun

- the act of rotating as if on an axis

the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music

- (mathematics) a transformation in which the coordinate axes are rotated by a fixed angle about the origin
- a single complete turn (axial or orbital)(syn: gyration, revolution)

the plane made three rotations before it crashed

- 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

Examples

the rotation of the Earth around its axis

the rotation of the Moon around the Earth

The Earth makes one rotation every day.

Alfalfa and corn are planted in rotation.

the rotation of the job of club president

The car needs a tire rotation.

The blades spin at 100 rotations per minute.

Three plays will be performed in rotation during the drama festival.

The rotation included two rookies, Hernandez and Saunders.

the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music

the plane made three rotations before it crashed

crop rotation makes a balanced demand on the fertility of the soil

the manager had only four starting pitchers in his rotation

the Earth's axis of rotation

the constancy of the Earth's rotation

Word forms

noun
singular: rotation
plural: rotations
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