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Noun: rotation  row'tey-shun
  1. The act of rotating as if on an axis
    "the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music";
    - rotary motion
     
  2. (mathematics) a transformation in which the coordinate axes are rotated by a fixed angle about the origin
     
  3. A single complete turn (axial or orbital)
    "the plane made three rotations before it crashed";
    - revolution, gyration
     
  4. 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"

Derived forms: rotations

Type of: chronological sequence, chronological succession, motility, motion, move, movement, sequence, succession, successiveness, transformation, turn, turning

Encyclopedia: Rotation