rotation
[rə(ʊ)ˈteɪʃ(ə)n]
NOUN
rotations (plural noun)
  1. the action of rotating about an axis or centre.
    "the moon moves in the same direction as the earth's rotation" ·
    "several solar rotations"
    • mathematics
      the conceptual operation of turning a system about an axis.
    • mathematics
      another term for curl.
  2. the passing of a privilege or responsibility to each member of a group in a regularly recurring order.
    "it has become common for senior academics to act as heads of department in rotation"
    synonyms:
    • the growing of different crops in succession on a piece of land to avoid exhausting the soil and to control weeds, pests, and diseases.
      "traditional practices such as crop rotation"
    • forestry
      the cycle of growth and felling or cutting of trees.
      "short rotation forestry" ·
      "a rotation of 60–80 years to provide valuable saw timber"
    • US
      a tour of duty, especially by a medical practitioner in training.
      "she was completing a rotation in trauma surgery"
ORIGIN
mid 16th century: from Latin rotatio(n-), from the verb rotare ( see rotate).
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How to use rotation in a sentence?
it has become common for senior academics to act as heads of department in rotation.
continuous rotation of the motor by sequential excitation of the phase windings.
the moon moves in the same direction as the earth's rotation.
a rotation of 60–80 years to provide valuable saw timber.
she was completing a rotation in trauma surgery.
traditional practices such as crop rotation.
revolution about the axis of rotation.
the axial rotation rate of the Earth.
several solar rotations.
short rotation forestry.
How to say rotation in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Afrikaans (NOUN)rotasie, draai
Arabic (NOUN)التناوب, تناوب, الاستدارة, دوران, استدارة, التدوير, الدوران, مناوبة, تدوير, المناوبة
Bangla ঘূর্ণন
Bosnian (Latin) rotacija
Bulgarian (NOUN)ротация, въртене, завъртане, сеитбообращение, редуване
Cantonese (Traditional) 旋轉
Catalan (NOUN)rotació, gir
Chinese Simplified 旋转
Chinese Traditional 旋轉
Croatian (NOUN)rotacije, zakretanje, vrtnje, rotiranja, smjenjivanje, okretanja
Czech (NOUN)Střídající, rotace, otáčení, otočení, natočení, otáčivost
Danish (NOUN)vekseldrift, omdrejning
Dutch (NOUN)rotatie, draaiing, omwenteling, roulatie, toerbeurtsysteem, roteren
Estonian (NOUN)rotatsiooni, pöörlemine, pööramine, pöörde, pööre
Fijian cowiri
Filipino pag-ikot
Finnish (NOUN)kierto, pyöriminen, vuorottelu, rotaatio, kääntö
French (NOUN)roulement
German (NOUN)Drehung, Umdrehung, Drehwinkel, Drehrichtung, Drehbewegung, Fruchtfolge, drehen, rotieren, Dreh
Greek (NOUN)περιστροφή, εναλλαγή, εκ περιτροπής, αμειψισποράς
Haitian Creole wotasyon
Hebrew (NOUN)סיבוב, הסיבוב, רוטציה
Hindi (NOUN)रोटेशन, घुमाव, परिक्रमण, घूर्णन, घुमाने
Hmong Daw ua teb
Hungarian (NOUN)forgatás, rotációs, elforgatása, vetésforgóban
Icelandic (NOUN)snúningur
Indonesian (NOUN)rotasi, perputaran, putaran
Italian (NOUN)rotazione
Japanese (NOUN)回転, ローテーション, 自転
Kiswahili (NOUN)mzunguko
Korean (NOUN)회전, 로테이션, 교체, 순환
Latvian (NOUN)pagriešanas, rotācijas, rotēšanas, apgriezienā, augsekā
Lithuanian (NOUN)rotacija, sukimosi, pasukimą, sėjomainos, kaitaliojimas
Malagasy fanidina
Malay (Latin) (NOUN)putaran, giliran, pusingan
Maltese (NOUN)rotazzjoni, tidwir
Norwegian Bokmål rotasjon
Persian (NOUN)چرخش
Polish (NOUN)rotacji, obrót, obracanie, skręcalności, obróceniu, płodozmianie
Portuguese (NOUN)rotação, rotatividade, rodízio
Querétaro Otomi rotación
Romanian (NOUN)rotaţie, rotire
Russian (NOUN)вращения, ротации, поворота, замена, оборот
Samoan faataamiloga
Serbian (Cyrillic) Ротација
Serbian (Latin) Rotacija
Slovak (NOUN)rotácie, otáčania, striedanie, otočenie, natočenia
Slovenian (NOUN)rotacije, vrtenje, kolobarjenju, okret, kroženjem, sukanje, zasuk
Spanish (NOUN)rotación, giro
Swedish (NOUN)rotering, växelbruk, vridning
Tahitian faaohuraa
Tamil சுழற்சி
Telugu రొటేషన్
Thai (NOUN)หมุน
Tongan fetongi
Turkish (NOUN)rotasyon, döndürme, dönme, dönüş, devri
Ukrainian (NOUN)обертання, ротації, повороту, повертання
Urdu (NOUN)گردش
Vietnamese (NOUN)xoay, quay
Welsh (NOUN)cylchdro, gylchdroi
Yucatec Maya rotación
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