[ aw-toh-roh-tey-shuhn ]
/ ˌɔ toʊ roʊˈteɪ ʃən /
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the condition of flight occurring when lift is derived solely from the action of air upon the unpowered rotor of a moving helicopter or autogiro.
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OTHER WORDS FROM autorotationau·to·ro·ta·tion·al, adjective
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He allowed his training to take over and skillfully put the machine into an autorotation to prevent a catastrophic nosedive into the mountain.
British Dictionary definitions for autorotation
/ (ˌɔːtəʊrəʊˈteɪʃən) /
the continuous rotation of a body in an airflow, such as that of the rotor blades of a helicopter in an unpowered descent
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