Meaning of ROTARY in English


Pronunciation: ' r ō -t ə -r ē

Function: adjective

Etymology: Medieval Latin rotarius, from Latin rota wheel

Date: circa 1731

1 a : turning on an axis like a wheel b : taking place about an axis < rotary motion>

2 : having an important part that turns on an axis < rotary cutter>

3 : characterized by rotation

4 : of, relating to, or being a press in which paper is printed by rotation in contact with a curved printing surface attached to a cylinder

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.