Meaning of ROTARY in English

ROTARY

/roh"teuh ree/ , adj., n., pl. rotaries .

adj.

1. turning or capable of turning around on an axis, as a wheel.

2. taking place around an axis, as motion.

3. having a part or parts that turn on an axis, as a machine.

n.

4. a rotary device or machine.

5. Chiefly Northeastern U.S. See traffic circle .

6. Also called rotary converter . Elect. See synchronous converter .

7. ( cap. ) See Rotary Club .

[ 1725-35; rotarius (adj.), equiv. to L rot ( a ) wheel + -arius -ARY ]

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