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Adjective: rotary  row-tu-ree
  1. Relating to or characterized by rotation
    "rotary dial"
  2. Describing a circle; moving in a circle
    "the rotary motion of the wheel";
    - circular, orbitual
Noun: rotary  row-tu-ree
  1. A road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island
    "the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary";
    - traffic circle [N. Amer], circle, roundabout [Brit]
  2. Electrical converter consisting of a synchronous machine that converts alternating to direct current or vice versa
    - synchronous converter, rotary converter

Derived forms: rotaries

See also: cyclic, cyclical

Type of: electrical converter, junction

Part of: road, route

Encyclopedia: Rotary