Meaning of ROTATION in English



Pronunciation: r ō - ' t ā -sh ə n

Function: noun

Date: 1555

1 a (1) : the action or process of rotating on or as if on an axis or center (2) : the act or an instance of rotating something b : one complete turn : the angular displacement required to return a rotating body or figure to its original orientation

2 a : return or succession in a series < rotation of the seasons> b : the growing of different crops in succession in one field usually in a regular sequence

3 : the turning of a body part about its long axis as if on a pivot

4 : a game of pool in which all 15 object balls are shot in numerical order

5 : the series of pitchers on a baseball team who regularly start successive games in turn

– ro · ta · tion · al \ -shn ə l, -sh ə -n ə l \ adjective

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