Free dictionary and thesaurus of English. Definitions, synonyms, antonyms and more...
Hint: double-click any word to get it searched!



Noun rotation has 4 senses
  1. rotation, rotary motion - the act of rotating as if on an axis; "the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music"
    --1 is a kind of motion, movement, move, motility
    --1 has particulars:
     circumvolution; feather, feathering; gyration, whirling; pivot; pronation; spin, twirl, twist, twisting, whirl; spiral; supination; twist, turn; wind, winding, twist; turnout
    Derived forms: verb rotate1, verb rotate3
  2. rotation - (mathematics) a transformation in which the coordinate axes are rotated by a fixed angle about the origin
    --2 is a kind of
  3. rotation, revolution, gyration - a single complete turn (axial or orbital); "the plane made three rotations before it crashed"; "the revolution of the earth about the sun takes one year"
    --3 is a kind of turning, turn
    --3 has particulars:
     dextrorotation, clockwise rotation; levorotation, counterclockwise rotation; axial rotation, axial motion, roll; orbital rotation, orbital motion; spin
  4. rotation - 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"
    --4 is a kind of
    sequence, chronological sequence, succession, successiveness, chronological succession
    Derived forms: verb rotate2, verb rotate4, verb rotate6
Home | Free dictionary software | Copyright notice | Contact us | Network & desktop search | Search My Network | LAN Find | Reminder software | Software downloads | WordNet dictionary | Automotive thesaurus