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rotation

 
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
    transformation
  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
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